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Wound Care

Types of Services

With a focus on aggressive and individualized treatment plans based on the gold standard for wound care, Henry Mayo’s Wound Care Services proudly reports a 90 percent success rate for healing diabetic or pressure ulcers and other hard-to-heal wounds.

If you or someone you know has a sore or wound that isn't healing properly, please call our Wound Care Services department directly at 661.200.1525 or fill out this form to request more information.

Types of Wounds We Treat and Speciality Services

  • Wound Debridement
    • Debridement is the medical removal of dead damaged, or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue. Debridement is an important part of the healing process for burns and other serious wounds.

  • Skin Tears
    • Occur due to shearing and friction forces or a blunt trauma causing the epidermis to separate from the dermis (partial thickness wound) or both the epidermis and the dermis to separate from the underlying structures (full thickness wound).

  • Skin Ulcers
    • A sore on the skin accompanied by the loss of tissue. Ulcers can be caused by pressure, poor circulation or trauma. It involves the loss of the skin and in some cases the loss of fat under the skin.

  • Skin Grafts
    • A skin graft is a procedure that involves transplanting tissue. It is accomplished by transferring a portion of the skin, without its blood supply, to a wound. It is often used to treat advanced wounds or trauma related injuries.

  • Skin Flaps
    • A flap is a tissue component that is still attached to the blood supply via a major artery or vein. It can consist of skin, deeper tissues, muscle, or bone. Like skin grafts, flap surgery is utilized to reconstruct skin after traumatic injury.

  • Traumatic Injuries

    • Term that refers to physical injuries of sudden onset and severity that require immediate medical attention.

  • Compression Therapy
    • The deliberate application of pressure in order to produce a desired clinical effect. It is usually achieved by the use of elasticated stockings or an appropriate bandage, and is most commonly used to control edema and reduce swelling in the treatment of venous disorders of the leg.

  • Treatment of Abscesses
    • Abscesses can be treated in a number of different ways depending on the type of abscess and how large it is. Main treatment options include: Antibiotics, drainage procedure or surgery.

  • Wound Vac Therapy
    • Is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds and enhance healing of second and third degree burns.

  • Diabetic Ulcers
    • Complications from Diabetes affect the body in a variety of ways. Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs) are one of the more common wounds that can develop on the feet of people with diabetes.

    • DFUs can develop anywhere on the foot but are most often found on the heel or ball of the foot.

    • Neuropathy is one of the first indications there is a risk for DFUs.

    • More than half of all DFUs will become infected and there is potential for underlying.

  • Wound CareVenous Leg Ulcers
    • Venous ulcers are wounds that form when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively. This makes it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs and eventually the valves start to leak, causing blood to “pool” or collect in these veins, and this pooling is called stasis.

  • Surgical Wound Complications
    • Surgery that involves a cut (incision) in the skin resulting to a wound infection after surgery. Most surgical wound infections show up within the first 30 days after surgery. Surgical wound infections may have pus draining from them and can be red, painful or hot to touch. You might have a fever and feel sick.

  • Burn Treatment
    • The treatment of burns depends on the depth, area and location of the burn. Burn depth is generally categorized as first, second or third degree. A first degree burn is superficial and has similar characteristics to a typical sun burn. The skin is red in color and sensation is intact. In fact, it is usually somewhat painful. Second degree burns look similar to the first degree burns; however, the damage is now severe enough to cause blistering of the skin and the pain is usually somewhat more intense. In third degree burns the damage has progressed to the point of skin death. The skin is white and without sensation.

  • Excisions
    • The partial removal of an organ, tissue, bone or tumor from a body.

  • Osteomyelitis

    • Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone and is staged using the Cierny-Mader classification system (see below). Refractory osteo results when patients are unresponsive to surgical and antibiotic treatments.

      Causes of Osteomyelitis: 1. Systemic infection, 2. Vascular insufficiency, 3. Infection from source outside the body or infection spread from adjacent focus (soft tissue trauma, open fracture, dental abscess, pressure ulcer, surgery or soft-tissue infection)

  • Puncture Wounds
    • An injury that is caused by a pointed object that pierces or penetrates that skin.

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
    • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) provides an enclosed pressurized environment of 100% oxygen. HBOT is an effective adjunct therapy, used to supplement other advanced wound care treatments. While in treatment, the patient inhales the oxygen, and as a result the oxygen in the patient’s blood increases, which in turn, restores the blood gases to its normal levels of oxygenation, positively affecting tissue function to promote healing and to fight infection.

If you or someone you know has a sore or wound that isn't healing properly, please call our Wound Care Services department directly at 661.200.1525.

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