Who Can Benefit From Specialized Wound Care?
Among the many conditions and medications that can cause wound-healing
diabetes is the most common. In fact, 25% of people with diabetes experience a
slow-healing foot ulcer and the majority of our patients have complications
associated with diabetes.
Slow wound healing can also be associated with heart disease and other
circulatory problems. Immune-suppressing drugs, including chemotherapy
treatments for cancer, are another root cause for wound-healing difficulties.
Additionally, many people experience slower healing of wounds with advancing age.
Our Approach to Treatment
Since our goal is to do all we can to save a limb, we use
advanced therapies to promote faster and more thorough healing. With a focus on improving
blood flow and fighting infection, we offer aggressive treatment that
may use one, several or all of the following therapies:
- Bioengineered skin substitutes
- Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
- Foot reconstruction
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (coming soon)
- Skin grafting
- Wound closure
Our Multidisciplinary Approach
We provide collaborative,
multidisciplinary treatment by a team of experienced specialists who have advanced training in limb
preservation techniques. Our doctors, nurses and physician therapists
customize your treatment to stimulate healing, allowing you to recover
as quickly and completely as possible.
When Should You Call Us?
If you or someone close to you has a slow- or non-healing wound, particularly
if you have any of the following symptoms, we can help. Symptoms of concern
include a wound that:
- Has not healed in four to six weeks
- Appears red, inflamed or infected
- Oozes pus, blood or other fluids
- Flares up repeatedly after beginning to heal
- Re-occurring or frequent wounds or sores in the same location on your body
Call today to learn more about our Wound treatments and services, 310-517-4736