The wound care specialists at UPMC in Central Pa. will create an individualized treatment plan to help you heal faster with less discomfort. We will work with you, your loved ones and your referring physician to treat your wound and identify any conditions that contribute to wound development and impaired healing.
You will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. The initial appointment consists of a full assessment of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, the overall health status of the patient and the patient’s ability to comply with needed therapies.
Your wound care treatment plan may include:
One of the most common complications associated with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is delayed wound healing. If left untreated, wounds can lead to infection, amputation, and even death. Diabetes is a leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputation in the United States. So no matter how small or superficial a wound is, you should not ignore it if you have diabetes. Knowing how to treat minor wounds will help you avoid infection and speed healing. As part of our multidisciplinary care team, our board-certified podiatrists and surgeons specialize in wound care treatment of the lower legs and feet.
A diabetic patient with a non-healing wound of the lower extremity can now undergo hyperbaric treatments if they meet the following three criteria:
Our staff goes beyond treating your wound by helping you address underlying conditions that contribute to your wound problems. We will educate you on lifestyle or health modifications that will help prevent wounds and promote healing. We will also make sure you have a full understanding of how to take the best possible care of your wound at home. You will receive instructions, at each visit, on specifically how to care for your wound at each stage of the healing process.
As part of our commitment to providing the best treatment using the latest technology, we use state-of-the-art equipment, including:
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