Typically, the body heals its own wounds. The process takes a couple of weeks with minor injuries, longer with more challenging wounds. Sometimes, though, the natural healing process doesn’t work as it should.
A wound might be infected, or it may be a repeated injury. Sometimes there is poor blood flow to the injured area or other health conditions such as diabetes prevent healing. More challenging wounds take time and extra care to heal properly. These may be crush injuries or various types of ulcers, including diabetic foot ulcers or ulcers caused by delayed effects of radiation. They could even be complicated post-surgical wounds. That’s where specialized wound care can help.
The Utah Valley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center plays a crucial role. The skilled and experienced staff at the Center includes board-certified physicians, certified wound care nurses, ostomy nurses and hyperbaric technologists. A wound care specialist gives a thorough examination to determine the factors hindering the body’s natural healing process. After this examination, a team of specialists will develop a care plan tailored each patient’s specific needs.
Learn more about the doctors, treatment options and contact information for the Utah Valley Hyperbaric and Wound Care Clinic.