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Wound healing is a process whereby the human body attempts to repair damage, generally to the outside of the body’s surface (skin). The simple process of a scab forming after a child skins his knee is a perfect example of this process. The formation of scar tissue after a surgical procedure is another; however, there are many times when the body cannot repair the damage successfully, causing a host of other problems, including infection, gangrene, and in some cases, amputation.
Non-healing wounds can attack any external part of the body, and they can take many forms. Some of the most common are pressure ulcers, while others develop as a result of post-surgical complications. Often, a patient has multiple problems simultaneously, making wound healing a difficult challenge.
You may have been referred by your doctor or a specialist. You may have called us independently after visiting several doctors and hearing conflicting pieces of information that made it difficult for you to assess what you should do next. When you call us to make an appointment, we will begin to gather information about you and what next steps need to be taken. Once we are able to schedule an assessment, our team will immediately go to work to determine the treatment that is best for you.
At this critical juncture, you will learn what we believe is causing your non-healing wound, and what we recommend be done to treat and resolve it. We’ll discuss your problem internally, and with your primary care physician, specialist or other medical professionals involved in your care, and, of course, with you. One of the most difficult aspects patients face is uncertainty. We have experience, and such sophisticated expertise, that we will address your fears and concerns and give you a plan of action you can feel comfortable in adopting.