When to see a wound specialist
You may benefit from seeing a wound specialist if you have a wound, cut or burn that has:
- Not started to heal in two weeks.
- Not finished healing in six weeks.
Conditions we treat
Trust the wound healing specialists at ProHealth for expert care of complicated and non-healing wounds, such as:
- Diabetic ulcers, including diabetic foot ulcers
- Gangrene (dead tissue)
- Infected wounds
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Radiation dermatitis
- Surgical wounds
- Traumatic wounds, including cuts and burns
- Venous ulcers
- Vasculitis (inflamed blood vessels)
Wound care team
Rely on an experienced team of health care professionals. Depending on your condition and wound type, your care team may include:
- Doctors who specialize in wound care
- Certified wound care nurses
- Hyperbaric technicians
- Home health nurses
Work with your care team to create a care plan that helps you heal. Your treatment may include:
- Bioengineered skin substitutes – Cover wounds with synthetic tissue to protect the area and promote healing.
- Compression bandages and garments – Reduce swelling, help prevent blood clots and increase the amount of oxygen in your tissue.
- Debridement – Removes dead, infected or damaged tissue to help your wound heal.
- Dressings and wraps – Protect healthy skin and promote wound healing.
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) – Increases the amount of oxygen in your blood to speed wound healing.
- Medications – Treat wounds and infections with antibiotics, antiseptics, gels and foams.
- MIST Therapy – Uses low-frequency ultrasound and a saline spray to clean the wound and help it heal.
- Negative-pressure wound healing (vacuum-assisted wound healing) – Pulls air and fluids out of damaged skin to improve blood flow and speed up healing.