Wound Care Center
Our Wound Care Center in Plattsburgh provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds.
Our Wound Care Center offers chronic wound care management with a successful track record. 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 your quality of life and left untreated, can lead to a wide range of serious health complications including sepsis, gangrene and potentially, amputation.
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 experienced staff, including:
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Medical providers of different specialties enhancing your care
- Knowledgeable staff able to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
It is recommended that you are referred by your primary care physician/provider or specialist. However, you may also self-refer. Appointments are required. Please, no walk-ins.
Your initial visit consists of a full assessment to determine they type of wound you have, your overall health status, and your ability to comply with the needed therapies.
Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address your specific needs. Wound measurements and photos are documented at the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. Some of the diagnostic modalities which may be used throughout your course of treatment include:
- Laboratory evaluation
- Radiology imaging
- 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. Your provider can help with smoking cessation.
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. We will send updates to your referring provider to keep them informed of your care.
It's very important to remember that you play a key role in your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.