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Wound Care Therapy

Wound care in Mauston

When wounds do not heal on their own, there can be serious complications. If you have a wound or ulcer that requires specialized care, Mile Bluff can help. Our nurses are certified in wound care, and provide personalized treatment plans to promote healing for your most stubborn wounds.

Referrals are required, so talk with your provider today.

Our wound care team treats:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Vascular wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Radiation therapy wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Wounds from poor circulation
  • Non-healing wounds

Treatment options include:

  • Casts – These are used to prevent further damage to the skin around an ulcer on the foot or leg, so that the wound can begin to heal properly.
  • Compression therapy – Compression stockings can be worn to treat ulcers from venous insufficiency. They can help to increase blood flow and improve circulation in the ankles and legs.
  • Debridement – This involves removing dead tissue from wounds in order to promote healing.
  • Negative pressure wound therapy – Using vacuum-assisted closure, fluid can be drawn from the wound to assist with its healing.
  • Skin graft or skin substitutes – If a wound remains open and does not heal, a skin graft or synthetic product can be used to close the wound.

Signs that wound care is needed:

  • Bleeding – Treatment is needed for wounds that continue to bleed, and do not form a scab.
  • Drainage – Yellowish, milky or thick liquid that oozes from a wound is a sign of an infection that should be treated.
  • Odor – Foul-smelling wounds likely have dead tissues that need to be removed before the wound can heal.
  • Pain – If pain lingers or becomes worse, it can be a sign that a wound is not healing.
  • Swelling – Chronic wounds can appear red and swollen after several days or weeks.

A personalized team approach

Wound care services are available in the Infusion & Wound Center at Mile Bluff Medical Center. The team works closely with your providers and specialists to offer you the best individualized care possible.

Talk to your provider about a referral today. For details about Mile Bluff’s wound care services, call 608-847-9877.