Our Wound Care Specialists are specifically trained in treating every type of wound, and work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan unique to your needs. We offer the following advanced wound care treatments:
Individualized dressing management
Dressing management is essential in the prevention of bacterial growth and in promoting wound healing. A dressing is designed to be in direct contact with the wound, which makes it different from a bandage. An “ideal” wound dressing is one that is sterile, breathable, and conducive for a moist healing environment.
Compression wrapping is often used for those wounds associated with swollen legs. Rather than simply dressing a wound, a wound care practitioner compresses the swollen leg in an effort to control the cause of the wound. Compression to the lower extremities is used to increase healing of wounds by improving the blood supply and reducing edema and distention. Compression wraps are available in elastic or non-elastic and in single or multilayer systems.
Bioengineered tissue and skin replacement
Bioengineered tissue is used to permanently replace damaged or missing skin on a wound. The covering is necessary because the skin protects the body from fluid loss, aids in temperature regulation and helps prevent disease-causing bacteria or viruses from entering the body. Wounds that are left to heal on their own can contract, often resulting in serious scarring.
Wound debridement, or removal of dead tissue from the wound
An open wound or ulcer cannot be properly evaluated until the dead tissue or foreign matter is removed. There are four types of wound debridement: sharp debridement, mechanical debridement, enzymatic debridement, and autolytic debridement. Each method of wound debridement enhances wound closure.
Transcutaneous oxygen testing
Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring measures the amount of oxygen found in tissue. This assessment is useful in determining how much oxygen is needed to heal the wound. Measurement is done through a membrane covered electrode which heats the skin surface, dilates capillaries and increases the release of oxygen.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment used in wound healing where the patient breathes in 100% oxygen while remaining in a treatment chamber pressurized to approximately twice the atmospheric pressure. This therapy is especially helpful in healing wounds caused by diabetes and poor circulation. For more information about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, click here.