HCM Wound Healing, located inside the hospital, provides a single location for patients to receive evaluation and treatment of complex wounds. Each patient is treated by a wound-healing team consisting of a specialized physician and therapists trained in the art of healing wounds.
Initial Patient Evaluation
The wound-healing team looks at both systemic and localized factors that are involved in the healing. Following this evaluation, the team initiates a treatment plan which can include ordering tests such as X-ray, MRI, CAT scans and/or lab work. It can also involve consultations with specialists in radiology, vascular surgery or orthopedics. Patients will receive education about the causes of delayed wound healing and how they can participate or assist in the healing.
- Cleansing and debridement of wounds via state-of-the-art ultrasound debridement and pulse lavage for the removal of devitalized tissue and debris
- Sharp removal of devitalized tissue or debris
- Specialized dressings or ointments for the control of bacteria and moisture within the wound and for control of swelling
- Specialized splints or footwear to relieve pressure on a wound
- Electrical stimulation for healing wounds involving tendons or bone
- Wound vac to assist with wound closure
- Compression pump and wraps to assist with reducing edema