Advanced Wound Care in Wilmington
Treatment for Slow or Non-Healing Wounds
Most wounds heal within four to eight weeks after they manifest. During
this time it is important to keep the damaged area sanitized and protected
to prevent infection. Some wounds, however, do not heal, or even start
healing, within this time frame. If you have sustained a wound that has
not shown any signs of improvement after four weeks, it's time to
see a doctor.
The Saint Francis Healthcare Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen
Center is a unique clinical team dedicated to finding creative, effective
treatments for non-healing or slow-healing chronic wounds. Our medical
staff includes a Medical Director, Family Physician, Clinical Nurse Manager,
Doctors of Podiatry, Case Managers and Hyperbaric Oxygen Technicians.
Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Center
701 N. Clayton Street, Suite 225 (Lobby Level)
Wilmington, DE 19805
Hours: Monday Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Appointments typically scheduled within 24 to 48 hours following initial
request. Appointments can be made by referral, but are not required. We
accept most insurances and self-pay.
Know When to Seek Treatment
An abnormal wound is something you'll want treated right away. Not
only are they painful, but if it’s not healing it could mean that
the wound is infected and you may be at risk of losing the appendage or
suffer from other health complications.
Signs you need to visit the Advanced Wound Care Center:
- Your wound has not shown any sign of recovery after 30 days. This is a
common phenomenon for patients with diabetes.
- The pain from your wound has gradually gotten worse and has started swelling
or changing color.
- Your wound was from a recent surgery and has been causing you increasing
pain each day.
- You are suffering from a fever after sustaining a recent wound.
A chronic, non-healing wound can be the result of several different things.
Many patients with diabetes have poor circulation in the legs, making
it harder for the body to heal wounds in the foot or ankle area. Additionally,
wounds caused by burns, frostbite, or radiation may have already damaged
the soft tissue in the skin, hindering the body’s ability to heal.
Treating Non-Healing Wounds
Before treating your wound, our team will need to know more about your
medical history and how the wound occurred. Our initial assessment will
be used to gather this information, and periodic assessments during your
treatment will allow us to determine how well the treatments are working.
Your treatment plan will be customized to meet your specific needs.
One of the more advanced forms of wound care is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment.
During this treatment, you are placed in a secure location that is full
of 100% pure oxygen. The body heals itself using oxygen absorbed by the
blood, so this treatment will stimulate the body’s healing processes
in order to recover from more complex wounds.
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