Wound Care

If you’re living with a wound that won’t heal, you’re certainly not alone and you may be looking for wound care you can trust. In fact, every year in the United States, nearly 5 million people have their lives affected by chronic wounds brought about by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions.

That’s why Clark Memorial Hospital created the Wound Healing Center — to bring comfort, care and healing to those suffering from wounds that won’t heal.

If you have a wound or an open sore that hasn’t begun to heal in a month, or one that hasn’t healed entirely in two months, the Wound Healing Center can help.

Having a wound that won’t heal can have a huge impact on your daily life. The pain alone can make every day more challenging, creating discomfort through every waking hour and preventing sleep at night.

But enduring a chronic wound is much more than an inconvenience. It can easily keep you from enjoying the activities you love, adding an emotional burden to the pain and physical discomfort.

The wound care specialists at Clark Memorial Hospital’s Wound Healing Center have one goal — to determine the causes of your condition and develop an individualized treatment plan to relieve your pain and treat your wound.

Wound care services

The Wound Healing Center treats a wide variety of conditions, including acute or surgical wounds, osteomylitis (bone infections), fasciitis (soft tissue inflammation) and chronic non-healing wounds, such as:

  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds
 

Individual wound care treatment plans

Your treatment plan will be based on the specific circumstances you face. First steps in your plan may include lab tests, X-rays or vascular studies, among others. Treatment of your condition may involve special drainings, surgery, physical therapy, nutritional counseling and wheelchairs or other assistive devices.

Of course, as with any other condition, you can accelerate your recovery by watching for other pressure areas, keeping wounded areas clean and bandaged, choosing a healthy diet and making regular appointments to check your progress.

If you have a wound that won’t heal, call the wound care specialists at Clark Memorial’s Wound Healing Center today at 283-2850.