Do all wounds heal the same?
For most people, with a little patience and maybe a topical ointment, healing from a wound is a natural process. For others, wound healing is a challenge. In these cases, the help of a specialist experienced in treating wounds may be necessary. Seeing a medical professional who is a certified wound specialist ensures that you receive the best care for slow-healing and non-healing wounds.
At Vascular Institute, most of the wound treated are from diabetic patients that have open sores that won’t heal. Many signs this is a sign of vascular issues and the affected area not receiving the blood flow needed for the wound to properly heal.
Some of the types of wounds that may benefit from our extremity wound care are:
· Diabetic foot, leg and other wounds
· Bedsores, or pressure wounds
· Infected wounds
· Wounds and weeping dermatitis due to lymphedema
· Venous ulcers
· Wounds complicated by peripheral arterial disease
· Wounds that are slow to heal after surgery or trauma
Our wound specialists and medical partners offer comprehensive evaluations of wounds, treatments, wound dressings, and assessments of treatment effectiveness. Treatments may include:
· Surgical wound closure
· Wound VAC/Vacuum-Assisted Closure
· HBOT/Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
· Living skin substitutes
· Growth factors
Talk to your primary care provider about finding a specialist experienced in treating wounds.