Chronic wounds can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of a person’s enjoyment of their daily activities. Approximately 7 million people that suffer from chronic wounds and the number is growing.
Wounds that have been present for 3 months or longer are considered to be chronic and do not progress through healing stages in the normal fashion as an acute wound does. There are many reasons why this happens, and in facilitating the optimal care for those who suffer with wounds, our staff coordinates patient care plans with all involved medical professionals. The medical team works together to determine the root cause of the resistance to healing and evaluates any underlying conditions such as diabetes, poor circulation, lifestyle habits that may inhibit the natural healing process, infections, nutritional deficiencies, physical disabilities, a suppressed immune system, or the effects of chemotherapy or radiation. Inadequate blood supply is one of the most significant factors and often occurs in diabetes.
We follow an evidence based pathway that has a proven high rate of healing outcomes. Some of our techniques include use of vacuum assisted closure devices, hyperbaric oxygen, total contact casting, and biological skin substitutes. We treat a variety of chronic ulcers, including diabetic, arterial, venous, post operative, compromised skin grafts and flaps, radiation tissue damage, osteomyelitis, and osteoradionecrosis.
Let us help heal you and return you to your normal life. The staff of Capital Medical Center is committed to providing optimal care with dignity and respect. Encompassing a patient’s physical and emotional well being is an integral part of the healing process. Providing wellness and prevention education is essential in providing treatment.