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Advanced Treatments

Infusion Therapy

We can deliver medication or nutrition into the patient’s bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) catheter. Our team of highly trained clinicians can deliver infusion therapy services in any one of our more than 20 private clinics throughout the region.

Seaweed Wound Dressings

Alginate dressings, made from seaweed, absorb drainage and help to maintain a moist wound environment. Some alginate dressings have silver added to the product, which helps reduce bacteria growth.

Medical Grade Honey from New Zealand

People have used honey for thousands of years in wound healing. Its unique pH balance promotes oxygen and wound healing. Medical grade honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to keep wounds free of nonviable tissue.

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)

We simply draw a patient’s blood, separate the platelets that are rich in growth factors, and apply it to the wound. This process accelerates recovery, allowing the body to heal itself.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (Wound Vac)

A procedure that uses a vacuum dressing to assist in increasing blood flow to the wound and drawing out excess fluids while stimulating new tissue growth.

Ultrasonic Debridement

A technology that transmits low-frequency energy through sound waves to gently remove bacteria and dead tissue without damaging healthy tissue and aids in accelerated healing.

Total Contact Cast

A total contact cast is a specialty cast designed to take the weight off certain parts of the foot. It is most used in Diabetic patients with foot ulcers and is the gold standard for offloading pressure.

Sterile Medical Maggot Debridement

Used since ancient times as a natural, incredible healing method, these larvae can help disinfect and clean dead wound tissue, which creates a healthy wound bed.

Pressure Offloading

To offload your wound means to reduce the pressure that is on and around the wound. When you have pressure on the wound, it reduces blood flow to the wound and prevents healing. Your wound care team will discuss specific ways for you to offload your specific wound. Common offloading strategies include:

  • Turn or reposition every 2 hours or sooner.
  • Use pillows, wedges (Carpenter Cushion), specialty wheelchair cushions or other special devices like boots and shoes to lift the wound off hard surfaces.
  • Alternating Low Air-loss Mattress may be ordered (ALAL).
  • Special dressings can reduce wound pressure.

Nutritional Evaluation

Poor nutrition can be another factor that slows wound healing. Glucose — an important energy source — is vital in helping the body create new tissue. Proteins, certain fatty acids, and vitamins are just a few of the building blocks the body needs to repair itself.

Vascular Screening

Wounds need oxygen from the blood in order to heal. It’s important to assess the vascular status to the affected tissue. Vascular screening includes evaluation of both the arteries and veins. We’ll look for arterial blockages and plaque buildup, or incompetent valves in your veins. A vascular screening can catch these problems before they become serious. These tests are painless and easy.

Compression Therapy

Compression therapy is often ordered to reduce swelling and edema in the lower extremities. There are various types of compression garments that your wound medicine provider may order. Compression should be snug but should NOT cause pain.

Synthetic Skin Grafts

Wound coverings created through combining various types of living and/or non-living cells and growth factors to aide in faster wound healing.

Sharp Debridement

Sharp debridement uses multiple surgical tools for aggressive removal of dead tissue. This removal of bacteria and dead tissue gets down to the level of healthy bleeding tissue and promotes wound healing.

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