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Wound Healing Center

Wound Healing Center There's no longer any reason to live with an open sore

In the United States, chronic wounds affect 6.5 million patients. At our National Healing Wound Healing Center we treat these wounds and work to prevent reoccurrence by correcting contributing factors such as controlling infection and enhancing medical and nutritional status.

A multidisciplinary approach

The Wound Healing Center is staffed with a unique team of specialists all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The combined knowledge of our team members creates a multidisciplinary approach to wound management. We are dedicated to healing wounds that have not responded to traditional treatment.

For more information or to make an appointment call 954-202-4877.

Wound Patient Information

What to expect on your first visit

You or your physician will call for an appointment. Bring all medications you are currently taking, including over the counter medications and a list of allergies with you on your first visit. Bring insurance information for verification. Our team of physicians and nurses will evaluate your wound, health and medical history including x-rays if you have them. Tests may be conducted to determine blood flow and tissue oxygenation as well as to indicate if there is any infection present. Together with your physician, we'll develop a treatment program based on our assessment of your individual needs. Your role in healing

Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We count on you to follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely. You'll learn to care for your wound at home and how to protect yourself from further injuries. The staff at the Wound Healing Center is available to answer questions and give you the support you need.

Wound Types and Risk Factors

Wound types

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 which includes:

Any wound failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies Diabetic foot ulcers Lower leg ulcers Pressure ulcers Bone infection (osteomyelitis) Gangrene Skin tears or lacerations Late effects of radiation therapy Post-operative infections Slow or non-healing surgical wounds Compromised skin flaps or grafts Burns Risk factors

Certain risk factors may lead to chronic wounds, such as:

Malnutrition and diet Circulation problems Infection Aging Diabetes Hyperglycemia — especially blood sugars over 150 Arthritis Diabetes Kidney disease Certain medications Swelling Weight Smoking Inability to adhere to your individual plan of care State of the Art Treatment

At the Wound Healing Center you'll receive the right treatment to heal your wound. Some of the following treatments may be included in your treatment plan:

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy Wound dressings Wound debridement Bio-engineered tissue substitutes Platelet growth technologies

We use the latest monitoring techniques such as transcutaneous oxygen monitoring and doppler evaluation pulses.

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