Wound Care

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Chronic wounds can cause complex medical problems, including loss of function, pain and compromised quality of life. Many wounds heal without intensive intervention. However, certain conditions, such as diabetes, vascular disease or limited movement put patients at risk for non-healing or chronic wounds that last more than four weeks. Such wounds benefit from the specialized and intensive treatment available at the Wound Center.

Our multi-disciplinary team of experts at the CaroMont Wound Center focuses on all aspects of wound care. Our goal is to assist you in the healing process and help prevent the recurrence of these wounds. Our comprehensive approach will help wounds to heal in the quickest and most cost-effective way possible. Our team of a board-certified physicians, certified wound and ostomy nurses and hyperbaric technologists work closely with patients and their physicians to develop a customized treatment plan.

 

Causes

  • Accidents, disease or other contributing factors cause wounds, such as:
  • Severe blow from blunt object
  • Contact with sharp object
  • Falls against hard surface
  • Stepping on a sharp object
  • Stab wound
  • Animal bites

Types of Wounds

  • Foot wounds (from diabetes)
  • Leg ulcers (from poor circulation)
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Bone infections
  • Advanced bedsores

Symptoms

If your wound is critical, contact emergency medical help right away. If you have any of the following symptoms lasting for four weeks or more, contact our Wound Center:

  • Scrapes and abrasions to deeper skin layers
  • Cuts (Lacerations) through all skin layers
  • When an object enters the skin (puncture)
  • Redness around the wound (infection)
  • Yellowish discharge (infection)

Diagnostic Tests

Before your wound can be assessed, our doctors and staff will need specific information to give a proper diagnosis and may ask for the following:

  • Circumstances of injury
  • Medical history
  • Test for range of motion and circulation
  • X-ray

Treatment

Our Wound Center offers a complete spectrum of wound healing options, including the latest radical treatments. Your medical team will evaluate your wound and discuss with you the most appropriate treatment options to promote healing. These might include:

  • Cleaning and dressing wounds
  • Stitches
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Medications
  • Pain Management
  • Surgical repair
  • Surgical debridement (removing dead or infected tissue)

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