At LDS Hospital, we use a multi-disciplinary approach to wound care by bringing together a team of specially trained doctors and nurses experienced in all aspects of wound management. We use state-of-the-art techniques to evaluate non-healing wounds and facilitate their healing.
Wounds we treat include:
- Diabetic skin sores
- Pressure sores
- Vessel disease wounds
- Surgery wound breakdown
- Spinal injury wounds
- Chemical wounds
Before beginning treatment, our team will evaluate your wound, preform some tests, and review your medical history and general health. Once your test results are completed and interpreted, we'll develop a treatment program based on your needs.
Your healing program will involve regular visits to our clinic to receive treatment and track your progress. You and your caregiver will also be educated in home wound care, dressing (bandage) changes, how to identify indicators of possible infection and ways to protect your wound from further injury.
Treatment options we offer
- Invasive and noninvasive vascular studies
- Lifestyle risk assessment
- Tissue oxygen mapping
- Wound biopsy and cultures
- Nutritional and metabolic analysis
- Autolytic, chemical or surgical debridement
- Specialty wound dressings
- Vascular flow augmentation
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Growth factor therapy
- Skin grafting
- Custom footwear
- Preventative strategies
- Offloading modalities
Other services we provide
- Nutritional support to provide dietary evaluations, recommendations and education.
- Diabetes education to reinforce diabetes management, which is essential for wound healing in diabetics.
- Infectious disease to recommend appropriate antibiotics for infected wounds.
- Vascular studies and transcutaneous oxygen monitoring to evaluate blood flow and oxygen delivery to the wound.
- Physical therapy to provide assistive devices and orthotics to maximize function and minimize pressure.
- Social work to assist patients with emotional, financial and insurance issues and to help coordinate home care services and equipment.
- Rehabilitation medicine to help patients who may need assistance with the transition back to independence after the wound has healed.
- Pain management to manage the acute and chronic pain that often accompanies wounds.
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy to evaluate individuals whose wounds may heal faster with increased oxygen.
- Other specialty physician services to provide specialty care as needed, such as internal medicine, physiatrists, podiatrists, and vascular, reconstructive/plastic and orthopedic surgeons.
You're part of the team
You are a vital part of your treatment program. As an active member of your wound management team, you will need to keep your appointments, follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely between visits. Any time you have questions about your treatment or progress, remember our wound care staff is available to you.