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
Wounds caused by venous and arterial disease
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
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
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)
Diabetic wounds of lower extremities in patients who meet specific criteria
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.