About The Advanced Wound Healing Clinic At Holton Community Hospital
We provide care to people suffering from non-healing wounds in a way no other provider can–all in one location. The Advanced Wound Healing Clinic is a coordinated outpatient center that utilizes the latest techniques and procedures to provide the best chance of healing.
A wound that is not healing properly may be complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems, or previous radiation treatment. Sometimes, the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem because the body’s normal healing process is compromised. Other types of hard-to-heal wounds result from pressure, trauma or infection. Non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.
The Wound Healing Clinic Treats:
• Diabetic foot ulcers
• Venous ulcers
• Pressure ulcers
• Non-healing surgical wounds
• Arterial/ischemic ulcers
• Traumatic wounds
• Infected wounds
• Crush injuries
• Compromised flaps or grafts
• Late effects of radiation (i.e., radiation cystitis, proctitis or external wound)
Wound Care Treatment Plans
• Infection control
• Restoration of blood flow
• Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
• Cellular and/or tissue-based products (skin substitutes)
• Compression therapy
• Foot reconstruction
• Skin graft or flap
What Can Patients Expect?
Your course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During your first visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need special tests that give us information about circulation and infection. This will help to determine what course of treatment you will need.
Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the wound healing center weekly for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing progress. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.
How You Can Assist With Your Healing:
Care for your wound at home as directed by the wound care team
Take medications as directed
Return for your follow-up appointments
Keep regular appointments with your primary care physician while you are receiving wound care treatment
Following your treatment regimen is the single most important factor in your healing.