Wounds we Treat
- Caused by trauma from falls or injuries
- Post-operative wounds
- Pressure ulcers (elbows, hips, buttocks, heels, etc.)
- Leg wounds (arterial or venous) and foot ulcers
- Post-radiation wounds
An initial treatment plan is developed at the patient’s first visit. The plan is modified if needed at each subsequent visit depending upon the healing level of the wound or the need of the patient. A variety of treatment modalities are utilized, including debridement (removal of non-healing tissue), topical products such as gels or foams and management of wound infections.
Recognizing that a wound can have a significant impact on the quality of life of both the patient and the patient’s family, we strive to simplify home care of the wound as much as possible. We will work with family members to teach them to do dressings changes if the patient is unable. A visiting nurse from an outside agency can also be arranged for eligible patients, to provide home care in between visits to the Wound Care Center.
How We Are Different
Since Westmed offers comprehensive patient care in the form of multispecialty providers, we draw upon this expertise to provide the best possible wound healing. We work closely with our primary care physicians, especially for those patients who have co-morbidities (diabetes, chronic inflammatory conditions, neuropathy, obesity etc.) that may impact wound healing. We have specialists to manage infection and pain control and behavioral therapists to work with patients who have anxiety and depression because of their wounds. Patients can be referred to our vascular or plastic surgeons for possible surgical interventions to aid wound healing.