For most people, with a little patience and maybe a topical ointment, healing from a wound is a natural process. For others, wound healing is a challenge. In these cases, the help of a specialist experienced in treating wounds may be necessary. Seeing a medical professional who is a certified wound specialist ensures that you receive the best care for slow-healing and non-healing wounds.
Some of the types of wounds that may benefit from wound management centers are:
Diabetic foot, leg and other wounds
Wounds in tissues exposed to radiation
Bedsores, or pressure wounds
Wounds and weeping dermatitis due to lymphedema
Wounds complicated by peripheral arterial disease
Wounds that are slow to heal after surgery or trauma
Wound specialists offer comprehensive evaluations of wounds, treatments, wound dressings, and assessments of treatment effectiveness. Treatments may include:
Surgical wound closure
Wound VAC/Vacuum-Assisted Closure
HBOT/Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Living skin substitutes
Talk to your doctor about finding a specialist experienced in treating wounds.