At the Wound Care Clinic at Riverton Hospital, we use a multi-disciplinary approach to wound care. Our team includes an infectious disease specialist, advanced practice clinicians, and other caregivers with a combined total of 30 years of experience in wound care.
We use new technology and equipment medically engineered to evaluate wounds and help them heal better and faster. Specialized treatments ensure optimal, temperature, moisture and pressure on the wound to promote healing.
We'll develop a wound treatment plan tailored to your individual needs
Before beginning treatment, our team will evaluate your wound, perform tests, and review your medical history and general health. Based on those results, we'll develop a treatment program based on your individual needs.
Your healing program will involved 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. The biggest key to successful wound healing is patient compliance. If the patient keeps the wound dry, clean and intact, there is a better chance to reduce infection. Our goal is to treat wounds save limbs and save lives.
Wounds we treat
- Diabetic wounds
- Pressure ulcers (bed sores)*
- Swelling in the lower legs and feet that include ulcers
- Ulcers related to venous or arterial disease
- Wounds due to an injury, accident, surgery or exposure to chemicals, that aren't healing properly
* Individuals acceptable to bed sores include those who are bedridden, wheelchair bound, suffer from impaired sensation or are malnourished.
Wound 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
- Growth factor therapy
- Skin grafting
- Custom footwear
- Preventative strategies
- Offloading modalities
Other wound care 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 specialist 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.
- Other specialty physician services to provide specialty care as needed, such as internal medicine, physiatrists, podiatrists, and vascular, reconstructive/plastic and orthopedic surgeons.