Treating Chronic Wounds Requires a Specialized Approach
If you or a loved one are experiencing the frustration of a wound that
refuses to heal, there is help at the Wound Healing Center at Torrance
Memorial Medical Center. It offers complete care that aims to successfully
treat wounds, as well as prevent them from occurring.
Staffed by highly skilled and experienced registered nurses and physical
therapists, the Center is the only one of its kind in the South Bay. The
caliber of the staff is one unique aspect of the Torrance Memorial Wound
Are You A Candidate?
If you or someone you know has symptoms of a difficult wound, call the
Wound Healing Center. People with diabetes, poor circulation, or those
using medication that suppresses the immune system are among those who
often need specialized treatment for difficult wounds. Your doctor may
refer you directly to our team of clinicians and physical therapists,
and may request our supervising physician to follow up with your treatment.
Signs and symptoms of difficult wounds include:
- Has not healed in four to six weeks
- Appears red, inflamed or infected
- Oozes pus or fluid
- Flares up repeatedly after beginning to heal
- Reoccurring or frequently occurring wounds or sores in the same physical location
Coordination Is The Key
A benefit of our service is the coordination that occurs on your behalf
between all the members of your care team. One member of the team assumes
responsibility for managing communication between you, your doctor, insurance
company, and members of the care team. This individual involves the patient
and the family in treatment planning and also coordinates all lab work,
X-rays, and other diagnostic services. We also coordinate arrangements
for home healthcare and with skilled nursing facilities.
Why Choose a Wound Healing Center?
Thousands of people in the South Bay suffer from persistent, non-healing
wounds. A rise in the incidence of chronic disease can be expected among
an aging population. To respond to this need, Torrance Memorial had assembled
the expertise, facilities and equipment to offer a coordinated program
that previously did not exist in the South Bay. Torrance Memorial offers
a complete program that stands out for the following reasons:
- Physician specialist in wound healing
- Highly skilled treatment team
- Individualized treatment
- Care coordination
- Patient and caregiver education
- Warm, friendly environment
- Positive results
You're An Active Participant
An important part of our approach is making sure you understand the vital
role you play in the success of your treatment. We'll work with you
and your loved ones to develop a plan, and we'll provide the necessary
teaching so you can continue treatments at home that will further the
progress of the care we provide at the Center. We share a common goal
to get you better.
Don't Let Any More Time Go By
If you're struggling with a wound that won't heal, or worrying
about someone who is, it's time to ask your doctor about the Wound
Healing Center, or contact us directly.
Call 310-517-4735 for an appointment today.