Dealing with Problem Wounds
At any given time almost 6 million Americans suffer from problem wounds. There are many different types of wounds. Some are associated with complications from diabetes and other related vascular disorders. Other types include pressure sores and traumatic wounds. It can be very frustrating and time consuming to heal these wounds. At the Center we utilize the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances.
A Team of Wound Care Specialists
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center complement your physician’s services and is committed to the treatment of problem wounds. The Center is made up of a team of professionals that includes:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records and health insurance processing
Our Professional Staff is trained to provide specialized, comprehensive course of treatment to assist in healing your problem wound. During your course of treatment, our Center will work with your regular physician to assure complete continuity of all of your medical services.
When to Call the Center for Wound Care
- For wounds involving all layers of the skin, which fail to show significant improvement in 4 weeks
- For wounds involving the tendon, ligament, bone and/or joint, especially those that include abscess, ostemyelitis, necrotic tissue or gangrene
- For foot wounds resulting from diabetes.
- For ulcers with vascular insufficiency
- For venous leg ulcers
- For pressure ulcers (decubitus, bed sores)
- For non-healing surgical or traumatic wounds
- For burns
Treatment May Include:
- Debridement: Cleansing of the wound to remove non-healthy dead tissues
- Infection control
- Local Wound Care: Use of special dressings to facilitate the wound
- healing process
- Compression Therapy: Assess need and measure for compression stockings
- Grafting: Covering of the wound with human skin substitute to promote tissue growth
- Re-Vascularization: Opening blocked blood vessels to improve circulation
- Orthotics: Assess need for equipment, supplies or services that can assist the wound healing process
- Diabetes Education: Information to normalize blood sugar levels
- Safe Blood: Use of the patient’s own blood to treat the wounds
- Pressure Reducing Devices
- Rehabilitative Services
For more information about the Center for Wound Care, please call (386) 917-5547.