In diabetic patients, a small wound caused by minor trauma must not be overlooked, as it can lead to a long hospital stay, or even amputation if not treated correctly in time.
In order to offer its patients fast and appropriate multidisciplinary care, the Clinique romande de réadaptation, the Centre Hospitalier du Valais Romand, and the Institut Central des Hôpitaux have put together their competences. This collaboration uses diverse specialists such as diabetologists, wound specialists, des infectiologists, angiologists, vascular and orthopaedic surgeons as well as orthopaedic shoe makers.
Consultations are intended for patients presenting a foot ulcer or a chronic wound which won't heal despite appropriate treatment. These consultations take place at Sion hospital two Thursdays a month :
- In the morning, an evaluation of the diabetes patients is carried out case by case.
- In the afternoon, from 14h00 to 17h00, a transdisciplinary consultation will take place. After a radiological and angiological check-up, the patient is seen by all the specialists. At the end of their consilium, initial wound care is carried out and the best treatment is proposed to the patient.
At the end of the specialized consultation, and depending on the precise diagnostic, the patient is directed towards the best adapted specialist for the rest of their treatment
Contact and useful informationThe Centre valaisan du pied diabétique (Valaisan diabetic foot centre) is the fruit of a tight collaboration between the Clinique romande de réadaptation, the Institut Central des Hôpitaux and the hôpital de Sion. Three neighbouring sites who put all their resources and competences together for the best of the patient.
Evaluations and medical treatment
Hôpital de SionPluridisciplinary ConsultationFloor C
Consultation opening times and appointments
2 Thursday per month from 14h00-17h00+41 (0)27 603 44 firstname.lastname@example.org
Person in charge
Dr Stanchina ClaireSpecialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology , member FMH
Wound follow-up care and footwear
Clinique romande de réadaptationOut-patient department and orthopaedic workshop
Wound care: +41 (0)27 603 20 50/51Orthopaedic footwear: +41 (0)27 603 30 50/51
Person in charge
Dr Maria IakovaSpecialist in general internal medicine, member FMHPhilippe Kaesermannorthopaedic shoe maker, Dipl. fed.