Every year approximately eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds. Those suffering from diabetes, poor circulation or other health conditions are often at a higher risk for non-healing wounds. Our wound care services provide patients with an evaluation and treatment program tailored to their specific situation.
Our facilities offer a variety of treatments for various types of wounds.
Types of Wounds Treated
Arterial Ulcers: Occurring on feet or toes from poor circulation, especially to the arteries causing them to harden
Chronic Leg Ulcers: Resulting from poor circulation
Diabetic Ulcers: Occurring on the legs or feet from nerve damage or poor circulation
Post-op Wounds: Infected wounds or wounds resulting from post-op incisional breakdown
Pressure Sores: Resulting from a constant pressure to the skin, usually over bony areas
Non-healing Wounds: Wounds that won’t heal after 6-8 weeks
Evaluation and Wound Assessment: The entire wound site is carefully and thoroughly examined.
Treatment Plan: Patients benefit from an individualized care plan created by an interdisciplinary team of physicians. These wound care experts include nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians specializing in plastic surgery, infectious diseases, vascular surgery, podiatry, internal medicine and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Education: An education and assistance plan is developed for patients and includes information on caring for wounds at home, nutrition tips and guidelines for patients to facilitate the healing process.
Your Treatment Program
Debridement: Using the latest techniques and training, Wound Care staff remove dead tissue from the wound, allowing for new healthy tissue.
Pressure Wound Relief: The best treatment is chosen to relieve pressure on existing wounds and prevent new pressure wounds by utilizing the correct support surfaces including seat cushions, footwear and special beds or mattresses.
Infection Control: Using biopsies or blood cultures, the Wound Care staff will identify any causes of infection and treat it with the proper antibiotics.
Compression Therapy: Utilizing elastic stockings or bandages to increase blood flow, compression therapy also helps prevent blood pooling and decreases swelling.
Vacuum-assisted Wound Closure: By introducing negative pressure, blood and other fluids are removed from the wound site.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment: One hundred percent oxygen is taken into your bloodstream and tissues, which helps rebuild damaged tissue and increases white blood cell activity to combat infection.