The Absolute Best Care
Wounds are our specialty! Our goal is to treat and heal your wounds. Wound healing is a complicated process. It’s truly a field where no two wounds are alike. Our providers take into account intrinsic as well as extrinsic factors that can affect wound healing and use enhanced treatments, methods and procedures to provide an optimal wound healing environment. Also, there are no wound care center fees! Most wound care centers charge a fee and there are costly transportation expenses and co-pays. You can count on us to deliver personalized care.
Some of the types of wounds we treat are:â€‹
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Incontinence Associated Dermatitis
- Pressure Ulcers
- Traumatic: Skin Tears, Abrasions, lacerations, avulsions
- Surgical Wounds
- Venous Ulcers
- Lymphedema Ulcers
- And more
We also provide on-site procedures such as:
This treatment cleanses necrotic tissue, calluses and foreign debris. Surgical debridement helps eliminate bacterial overgrowth and other unhealthy tissue, which could lead to infection, amputation and wound deterioration. By surgically removing these, the provider can then thoroughly inspect the wound bed to determine the best course of treatment to facilitate wound healing.
There are instances in which patients suffer from complex wounds that are difficult to heal due to multiple factors such as lack of growth factors, healing environment, medical illnesses or comorbid conditions etc. By using a skin substitute, we are providing wound healing factors, extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors, cytokines and regulatory proteins that assists and speeds wound progression.
Silver nitrate stick therapy is an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory treatment that has healing characteristics. This treatment is used when a wound stalls, becomes hypergranulated or develops an epibole. Silver nitrate may be used to renew/restart the healing process in the case of an epibole. Silver nitrate is used to cauterize the hypergranulated tissue around stomas such as gastrostomy and tracheostomy stomas.
Patients with chronic venous disease and lymphedema generally have a lot of swelling associated with it. These conditions are the main candidates for compression therapy. Chronic venous diseases arise in patients with increased pressure strains in the leg veins. This can prompt valves within the veins to fail, resulting in blood flow to back up and eventually pool out in the legs. Lymphedema is due to abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid. Lymphedema uis most commonly caused by lymph node removal or damage due to cancer treatment.
Incision and Drainage
Abscesses can be very painful. We take every measure to ensure pain control. Using a local anesthetic (such as lidocaine) to numb the area around the abscess, a provider then inserts a scalpel or needle into the skin over the area and then pus is drained. Some abscesses have more than one pocket of pus that must be ruptured to release all of the infected material. After the pus has drained, the wound will be cleaned and rinsed with saline solution. Generally, a wound culture is obtained.
Sometimes during the course of a treatment, a wound or bone biopsy is needed to help to diagnose if there is infection or if the wound has evolved. Our providers can take a sample of the tissue and send it to a lab for further investigation.
This can be obtained with expert precision anytime a provider might deem a wound to infected. The specimen obtained is sent to a lab who can precisely guide us with targeted antibiotic therapy for critical wound management. This leads to faster recovery and improved wound healing times.