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Living Cell Treatment Heals Diabetic Foot Sores Fast

NORWALK, Conn., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Morris "Mo" Moses and his wife Ida thought they were doing everything they could for Mo's health. A Type II diabetic, with multiple medical problems, Moses had an ugly, uncomfortable sore on the bottom of his right foot which just wouldn't go away.

Dr. Harris Greenberger, Director of Sound Foot Care of CT, and a board-certified foot surgeon at Norwalk and Stamford Hospitals in Connecticut, diagnosed it as a diabetic ulcer and Greenberger recommended a simple yet effective wound treatment called Apligraf. (see

After two applications of Apligraf in the office, Dr. Greenberger, the patient and his wife observed dramatic healing. "We were so worried because we just didn't think it was going to heal," said Ida Moses. "It was amazing! It just healed so quickly."

Apligraf is a living bi-layered skin substitute that is used to treat venous stasis ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers when conventional therapy does not work. Like normal skin, Apligraf consists of living cells and structural proteins.

The New England Journal of Medicine's study evaluating Apligraf's effectiveness showed that Apligraf heals wounds faster and more successfully, even when foot wounds have existed for several weeks.

Moses' condition is complicated by a history of colon cancer, now in remission. The combination of chemotherapy treatments and neuropathy from his diabetes produces very dry feet. He has also lost a good deal of sensation in his feet.

Extremely dry feet and loss of sensation are two high risk factors for developing blisters and ulceration. These can lead to infection and even amputation.

As for Mo, he is wearing his protective shoe and is very happy that his foot has healed. He understands that he is still at risk for developing other foot ulcers but right now he is looking forward to getting back on his feet and enjoying life.

For more information about at-risk/diabetic foot care and Apligraf, please contact Dr. Harris Greenberger, DPM, FACFAS at Sound Foot Care of Connecticut: 203-866-7686 or

SOURCE Sound Foot Care of Connecticut
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