Wound Care Center
Our Wound Care Center in Plattsburgh provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds.
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Our Wound Care Center offers chronic wound care management and a successful track record with an average rate of healing of just 36 days. We utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to wound healing and provide complete treatment services to those suffering from chronic or non-healing wounds.
Non-healing wounds can lead to lower quality of life and, potentially, to amputations. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem and requires a specialized approach.
A patient suffering from a wound that has not started to heal within two weeks or is not completely healed within six weeks may benefit from treatment at our Wound Care Center. Some conditions and indications for wound therapy may include:
|Diabetic Ulcers||Traumatic Wounds|
|Neuropathic Ulcers||Surgical Wounds|
|Ischemic Ulcers||Other Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds|
Designed to complement your physicians' services, our Wound Care Center is made up of a team of experts, including:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
- A personalized wound treatment program
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) helps the body’s wound healing mechanisms function more efficiently. Oxygen plays a large role in the body’s healing functions. While enclosed in a comfortable chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure, you breathe pure oxygen which saturates your blood plasma. This allows the blood to carry 15-20 times more healing oxygen to the body’s tissues, leading to faster, more efficient healing.
You may self-refer or be referred by your primary care physician The program operates by appointment.
Your initial visit consists of a full assessment to determine the etiology of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, your overall health status and ability to comply with needed therapies.
Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address your specific needs. Wound size and depth are documented at the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. Some of the diagnostic modalities which may be used include:
- Laboratory evaluation
- Radiology (including MRI)
- Vascular studies
Note: You should refrain from smoking or the use of any tobacco products during the entire course of therapy. Tobacco use will prolong or even prevent healing of a wound site due to its effect on the blood vessels in your body.
Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the Wound Care Center on a regular basis for treatment and documentation of the progress of your healing. You'll also be fully instructed on how to do your own wound care at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further injury.
It's very important to remember that you are the most important part of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.