Now Heal This
Wound Healing Center: Special People . Special Solutions
About six million Americans suffer from chronic wounds that won’t
heal. Often, these wounds won’t heal due to a variety of factors such as
age, diet, circulatory problems, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease,
and smoking. These wounds can become infected, requiring amputation in
extreme cases, if not treated in a timely and effective manner.
The Wound Healing Center in Amery offers a comprehensive program that
includes state-of-the-art treatment for non-healing wounds, a wound that
hasn’t healed within 30 to 60 days. We can help with wounds such as:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Lower leg ulcers
- Pressure ulcers (or bed sores)
- Bone infection
- Skin tears or lacerations
- Radiation burns
- Post-operation wounds and infections
- Failed or compromised skin grafts
Wounds, due to their complex nature, require an individualized course
of treatment to promote healing. We offer the expertise and technology
to support the needs of our patients. Generally treatments are covered
by Medicare/Medicaid and most HMOs.
Specialized Treatment Plans...
Your treatment plan will be overseen by one of our staff physicians
and a nurse case manager will be your primary contact at the Wound
Healing Center. Some of the following treatments may be included in your
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. HBO therapy is an intermittent
treatment of 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure, roughly
equivalent to what a SCUBA diver would experience at around 30 feet
below the water’s surface. Patients receive treatment while they relax
in a transparent, cylindrical chamber. This therapy allows the body to
kill germs and promote healing. It is typically used to treat such
problems as diabetic ulcers, circulatory disorders, compromised skin
grafts, cyanide or carbon monoxide poisoning, and bone infections.
Patients usually “dive” every day for about two hours, over the course
of eight to 10 weeks.
- Wound Dressings. Specific wound care products will be
chosen for your wound depending on your needs. Proper dressing can go a
long way to promote healing.
- Wound Debridement. This minor surgical procedure enhances
the growth of healthy tissues in the wound, creating an environment
that leads to healing.
Your physician will also use the latest monitoring techniques to measure your progress.
- Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring. This test records the
level of oxygen available to your wound. The more oxygen your wound
gets, the quicker healing can be complete.
- Doppler Evaluation of Pulses. This technique measures the
blood flow available to bring nutrients and medications to the wound.
The better the blood flow is, the quicker healing will occur.
For more information about the Wound Healing Center or to make an appointment, call (715) 268-0175.
Wound Healing Center
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location Address: 230 Deronda Street, Amery, WI 54001
Phone: (715) 268-0175
Fax: (715) 268-0177