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Wound Care Therapy

Chronic wound management

When inflamed or painful wounds do not heal and are left untreated, there can serious complications. When you have a wound or ulcer that is taking a long-time to heal or requires specialized care, help is available at Mile Bluff. Our team of registered nurses are certified in wound care and provide patients with personalized treatment plans to promote healing.

Our wound care team treats:

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

Depending on the wound, several treatment options and therapies are available to patients.

  • Casts – leg and foot casts prevent further damage to the skin around ulcers to ensure they health properly
  • Compression therapy – Patients wear compression stockings that are designed to increase blood flow and improve circulation in the ankles and legs to treat venous insufficiency ulcers.
  • Debridement – Removing dead tissue from wounds to promote healing.
  • Negative pression wound therapy – The use of a wound vac to draw fluid from the wound
  • Skin graft or skin substitutes – Use of skin graft or synthetic product to replace skin on non-healing wound.

Symptoms of chronic wounds

When a wound has not healed, it is considered a chronic wound. Some signs of a chronic wound can include:

  • Bleeding – Healing would will scab over and stop bleeding. If bleeding continues or scabs do not form, it maybe a sign that more care is needed.
  • Discharge -Yellowish, milky, or think liquid oozing form wound is a sign of infection.
  • Odor – Foul-smelling wounds likely have dead tissues that need to be removed for the wound to heal.
  • Pain – If pain lingers or becomes worse, it can be a sign that the wound is not healing.
  • Swelling – Chronic wounds can appear red and swollen after several days or weeks.

If a sore or ulcer is still showing these symptoms after 30 days, specialized care maybe required.

    Schedule Your Appointment with a Provider Referral

    Wound Care services are available at Mile Bluff Medical Center with a provider referral. Mile Bluff’s team of wound care nurses work closely with patients’ primary care providers and specialists to provide the best individualized care possible.

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