The body wants to heal itself. Sometimes it just needs a little more help.
When the body cannot or will not do its own healing, the specialists at
the Wound Care Center can help. As experts in healing chronic and hard-to-heal
wounds, they diagnose, treat and heal wounds caused by a variety of reasons.
Whether you have diabetes, are bedridden, have poor circulation, or suffer
from any condition that affects healthy wound-healing, the Wound Care
Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC) is here to help.
A Team Approach
With a team of specialists dedicated to superior wound care, the Wound
Care Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus combines expert
diagnosis, state-of-the-art treatment, and highly specialized care to
put patients on the path toward healthy healing.
It starts with a proper diagnosis. Why aren’t you healing? We get
to the bottom of it so we can address the real issues and reverse the
problem. A diagnostic exam may include X-rays, vascular testing, or taking
wound cultures or biopsies. Once we identify the cause of your problem,
our team works together to provide the treatment you need to heal again.
Depending on your unique wound needs, your team may include professionals
in a wide range of disciplines, such as:
- Diabetes educator
- General surgeons specializing in wound care
- Infectious disease specialists
- Plastic surgeons
- Podiatrists specializing in wound care
- Registered dietician
- Vascular surgeons specializing in wound care
- Wound-care certified registered nurses
Together, they assess your condition, customize a treatment plan, and deliver
the care you need in one convenient place.
Comprehensive Treatment & Support
Managing chronic or hard-to-heal wounds requires a comprehensive approach
to care. Having the skills, experience, and treatment options to establish
and maintain healthy healing is vital. The Wound Care Center delivers
the appropriate care at the appropriate time. Depending on your needs,
treatment may include a combination of the following interventions:
- Case management
- Home health care
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Nutritional support
- Rehabilitative services
- Surgical debridement
Additionally, for patients with aggressive wounds, MMCSC Wound Care Center
specialists may employ special interventions and techniques, as needed.
These may include:
- Advanced surgical approaches
- Growth factors that stimulate healing
- Specialized skin grafts
Because the growth of healthy tissue depends on numerous factors including
lifestyle, environmental, medical and nutritional needs, the Wound Care
Center’s team also assesses these important elements, and makes
recommendations to optimize your healing potential. The result is a highly
personalized plan of care, designed to facilitate and accelerate wound healing.
About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy is a medical treatment prescribed by a
doctor to enhance the body’s natural healing process. During HBO
Therapy, you breathe 100% pure oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber.
The air pressure inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is about two and a
half times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere. This “hyperbaric”
or high pressure dose of oxygen helps your blood carry more oxygen to
organs and connective tissues to promote wound healing. Hyperbaric Oxygen
Therapy also activates the white blood cells to fight infection.
The Resources You Need, All in One Place
The Wound Care Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus makes
it easy to receive the services of expert wound care specialists in one
convenient location. At each appointment, your treatment team will evaluate
and treat your wound, focusing on the issues required to maintain steady
progress toward your goals. From highly complex wounds that require multi-disciplinary
care, to chronic wounds that require consistent therapy, the MMCSC Wound
Care Center team offers the expertise and experience to accelerate the
healing. In fact, the average Wound Care Center patient will experience
an improvement in their wound within six to eight weeks.
What is a hard-to-heal wound?
A hard-to-heal or slow-healing wound is any wound that has not improved
in four weeks or has not completely healed in eight weeks.
Does the MMCSC Wound Care Center only treat chronic or non-healing wounds?
No, we also treat wounds caused by trauma, surgical complications or a
variety of medical conditions. If wounds are slow-to-heal, serious complications
such as infection or the loss of a limb may occur. These wounds also benefit
from the Wound Care Center’s specialty care.
Who is most likely to suffer from chronic wounds?
Those most likely to suffer from chronic wounds are people with diabetes,
people with spinal cord injuries and those with poor circulation including
peripheral vascular disease, venous insufficiency, or collagen vascular disease.
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