Wound Healing

 
For most of us, wounds heal gradually over time, without much thought. But for others, caring for a wound that won’t heal is an ongoing struggle. Those with diabetes, peripheral artery disease (PAD), pressure ulcers, burns, cellulitis, lymphedema, severe infections, lower extremity ulcers, or trauma are at particular risk for experiencing wounds that won’t heal.

Our Wound Healing Center has proven results. The average time for a wound to heal at our Wound Healing Center, 44 days, is consistently below the national average of 64 days. In addition, our patient satisfaction scores are 3.8 out of a possible 4.0.

Wound Healing Team

Our care team includes certified wound care physicians, general surgeons, wound care nurses and physical therapists with certification in advanced wound care. Our team collaborates with vascular surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and other specialties when needed. We use the latest techniques and products to speed healing, and use a combination of advanced treatments targeting the complex nature of chronic wounds. Our team works in partnership with the patient's primary care physician, keeping everyone informed of progress during the course of treatment.

Types of Wounds

We treat all types of wounds, including:
  • Slow or non-healing wounds
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Wounds caused by venous and arterial disease
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Burns
  • Cellutitis

Wound Healing Treatments

Our staff will describe and explain the process of wound healing, chart your progress, and give you all the information and advice you need once your treatment is complete. We also provide:
  • Comprehensive outpatient wound assessments
  • Wound debridement
  • Diabetic wound management
  • Use of bioengineered skin substitutes to promote faster healing
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Use of advanced dressing technology
  • Lower extremity compression therapy
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an established treatment that is offered at the Wound Healing Center. During this treatment, the patient breathes 100 percent pure oxygen at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure while lying inside a treatment chamber, increasing the amount of oxygen reaching the body tissues through the bloodstream, and thus enhancing healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be used to treat:
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Crush injury, compartment syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias
  • Comprised skin grafts and flaps
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Delaying radiation injury (soft tissue and bone necrosis)
  • Gas gangrene
  • Diabetic wounds of lower extremities in patients who meet specific criteria

Contact

If you have a lingering wound, ask your physician for a referral to our program, or call 864-675-4820. Our clinic is located at 131 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 100 in Greenville, on the campus of St. Francis Eastside.

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