Advanced Wound Care Treatment
Wound care treatment is constantly advancing, The Heart and Health Medical Wound Care Center of Long Island has the technology and experienced wound care physicians to provide the highest level of care possible. If you have a wound that has not started to heal within 14 days, or that has signs of infection, contact a wound care specialist neat you immediately. Scheduling a call with a Doctor at Heart and Health Wound Care is simple and can be done online.
Warning Signs of Non-Healing Wounds
- Pain from your wound
- Increase in drainage from your wound
- High blood sugar if you are diabetic
- Redness in the skin around your wound
- Bleeding from your wound
- Changes in your body temperature, blood pressure or mental orientation.
Wound Care Treatment Options
Debridement is the removal of skin tissue that is dead or has an infection; the process is used in care for non-healing wounds to assist in recovery. Debridement helps to minimize scarring, reduce some complications of infections, and to stimulate the growth of healthy tissue.
Ultrasound as a treatment for wound care is an effective technique that uses low-frequency therapeutic ultrasound for wound debridement, reduced bacterial count, and inflammation. The other benefit of low-frequency ultrasound on wound healing is the stimulation of collagen and growth factor.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a therapy used to increase the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream and the body’s ability to deliver it to cells. Hyperbaric therapy is performed in a chamber pressurized to three times that of normal sea level and filled with pure oxygen. The high pressure enables the blood to more efficiently deliver the excess oxygen to cells throughout the body to promote healing through increased stimulation of growth factor and stem cells. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy effectively treats infections, non-healing wounds, some blood vessel conditions, and decompression sickness.
Advanced Wound Dressings
Chronic wound care requires a more precise approach to wound dressing selection and timing during healing to create the best environment for healthy tissue growth. A wound bed should have the correct amount of moisture and oxygen, with a barrier to environmental contaminants.
Negative Pressure Therapy (VAC)
Negative pressure wound therapy is a technique used to stimulate the healing of wounds. The therapy is performed with a negative pressure device (vacuum, pump), which removes excess fluid and decreases inflammation, allowing healthy tissue and blood vessels to grow while lowering the chance of infection.