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Wounds are a major complication for people with diabetes, poor circulation
and other chronic diseases.
Since 1992, The Wound Center at Clara Maass has remained dedicated to caring
for people with wounds that resist healing. At The Wound Center, an experienced
team of physicians (podiatrists, vascular surgeons, infectious disease
specialists, and plastic surgeons) and nurses versed in all areas of wound
care work together to manage the most complicated wounds and expedite
the healing process.
Lifestyle, environment and nutritional status play an important role in
the body’s ability to heal. Each patient undergoes an assessment
based on these factors to determine a personalized plan of care. Individualized
treatment plans encourage the healing process while allowing patients
the comfort of healing at home. Treatments prescribed by The Wound Center
are likely to cure the non-healing wound of the average patient in six-to-eight weeks.
The Wound Center uses the latest modalities and technologies to heal wounds.
Human skin equivalents, growth factors, hydropolymers and hyperbaric oxygen
therapy (HBOT) are just some of the treatments used with success.
Human skin equivalents are made from harvested cells and applied directly
to venous ulcers and non-healing diabetic ulcers. Growth Factor enhances
the healing process in a chronic non-healing wound. HBOT provides systemic
oxygen to the open wound at a very high pressure, furthering the body's
ability to speed the healing process.
The Wound Center is located on the first floor of the Clara Maass Continuing
Care Center. This setting provides patients with easy access to all the
services of the hospital such as laboratory testing, radiological and
imaging studies, and vascular studies, if needed.
The Wound Center staff, comprised of an expert comprehensive medical team,
provides patients with the most effective treatment, resulting in faster healing.
Hours of Operation
The Wound Center at Clara Maass is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday
thru Friday. For more information about how The Wound Center at Clara
Maass can help you, please call 973.844.4070.
Patients who are referred to The Wound Center often suffer from a variety
of conditions including:
- Lymphedema (which involves chronic swelling of the lower extremities)
- Vascular conditions, including poor circulation
- Traumatic wounds
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and lupus
- Cardiac conditions, neuro-muscular conditions and stroke
- Bone infections