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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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Thank you I have an open wound on my right ankle' years.

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thank you I have an open wound on my right ankle' for 2 years. Frantic.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

An open wound (termed ulcer which is breech in skin) for 2 years is likely to be / possibilities of diagnosis;

1) A venous ulcer

2) An arterial ulcer (peripheral arterial disease / PAD)

3) Diabetc ulcer / diabetic dermapathy

4) Chronic infection.

5) Chronic osteomyelitis

A biopsy is usually, the diagnostic for it. There are other investigations like (to ascertain the diagnosis);

a) Colored Doppler study

b) Culture test.

c) X-ray

Some of these investigations had been already done for you.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

It is privilege assisting you.

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