Conditions We Treat
Osteomyelitis is an infection in a bone. Infections can reach a bone by traveling through the bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Infections can also begin in the bone if an injury exposes the bone to germs.
Treating wounds is a complex task. Each case is unique and patients will heal at varying rates. The Wound Healing Center staff is prepared to handle a variety of different wounds. Any wound failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies
Diabetes patients commonly suffer from sores and ulcers. Ulcers are open sores/wounds on the skin that don't heal normally. Ulcers are most likely to occur in the feet and/or legs of a person with diabetes, but they can also form in other areas, like the hands or in folds of skin on the stomach.
Failed Or Compromised Skin Grafts
Failing or compromised skin or muscle grafts or flaps are caused by movement which dissociates any new blood vessel growth into the graft and depriving it of oxygen and nutrients. This causes fluid to collect between the graft and the graft site bed and further separating the graft from the bed.
Gangrene is dead body tissue due to a lack of blood flow because of an injury, a serious bacterial infection, or a medical condition that affects your circulation.
Late Effects Of Radiation Therapy
Radiation to the brain can also have side effects that show up later – usually from 6 months to many years after treatment ends. These delayed effects can include serious problems such as memory loss, stroke-like symptoms, and poor brain function.
Neuropathic ulcers occur when a patient with poor neurological function of the peripheral nervous system has pressure points that cause ulceration through the epidermal and dermal tissue layers. This is a common condition in the foot, and occasionally other body parts.
Pressure Ulcers Or Bed Sores
Pressure ulcers are injuries that develop on skin and underlying tissue that are under constant pressure. This includes bedsores, which develop on the bony areas of the body of people who are bedridden and unable to change their position.
Skin Tears Or Lacerations
A skin tear or laceration is a wound that is caused by the tearing of the soft tissue of the body. This results in a rough, jagged wound that may contain traces of debris from the object that caused the laceration. Simple tears or lacerations affect the top layers of skin, while complex tears or lacerations go beneath the skin through the fat layer or to the muscle layer and may need emergency care.
Surgical wounds are incisions or cuts made by a scalpel in the body's skin, tissues, and organs or the opening made for a drain that is put into place during surgery. Surgical wounds can be a variety of sizes and are typically closed with sutures or staples.
Trauma injuries are wounds sustained during a traumatic event, such as a car accident or fall from a height. These wounds can include open wounds, broken or shattered bones, and internal damage to soft tissue and organs. Traumatic wounds are treated in a trauma center by a trauma surgeon.
Venous insufficiency occurs when your leg veins don't allow blood to flow back up to your heart. Normally, the valves in your veins make sure that blood flows toward your heart. But when these valves don't work well, blood can also flow backwards. This can cause blood to collect (pool) in your legs.
Chronic & Non-Healing Wounds
A non-healing wound is a wound that doesn’t heal within five to eight weeks, even though you’ve been following your provider’s instructions to take care of it. This can be very serious, because it can become infected and lead to an illness or even the loss of a limb. A non-healing wound sometimes is called a chronic wound. There are many different types of non-healing wounds, but the most common is an ulcer.