Wound Care helps people with non-healing wounds, especially those with diabetes, an infection, poor circulation or other issues that make it hard to heal.
Wound Care at Wellstar
Wellstar Wound Care professionals specialize in creating a wound care management plan specifically for you. Our doctors are experts in treating a broad spectrum of wounds, from diabetic foot ulcers to non-healing surgical incisions, with the most effective therapies.
Our Wound Treatment Centers offer comprehensive care and management for chronic, non-healing wounds and sores. While both our wound treatment centers offer multidisciplinary team approaches to healing chronic wounds, your physician may refer you based on your specific care needs or by your location preference. As an outpatient, you can expect the highest quality continuum of care and easier commute routes. Wellstar Wound Treatment Centers help heal chronic wounds due to:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Traumatic and chronic wounds
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Circulatory problems and vascular ulcers
- Burn injuries
- Radiation related conditions from cancer treatments
- Surgical incisions (non-healing)
Unlike normal wounds, chronic or traumatic open wounds show no significant signs of healing over a period of several weeks. Pain and risk of serious infection are primary concerns. When wounds are not treated successfully, they can lead to illness, limb loss, or life-threatening infection.
Warning signs of a non-healing wound
- Persistent, increased pain in the area of the wound
- Discoloration—frequently a dark or bluish color—located near the borders of the wound
- Increased drainage from the wound and/or noticeable odor
- Failure of the wound to heal in six to eight weeks, despite conventional wound care
Chronic wounds require specialized attention and treatment from physicians and nurse specialists who are knowledgeable and certified in wound care.
Your primary care provider may refer you to a Wellstar facility for a consultation or to recommend a treatment plan. Your care will then continue at home under the supervision of your primary care provider.
Or, you may be referred to a Wellstar Wound Treatment Center for individualized care, including physical therapy, for an extended time.
Patients requiring the expertise of podiatrists and vascular surgeons may choose either our Kennestone or Cobb facilities.
At our Cobb facility, patients are treated by plastic surgeons, burn physicians, infectious disease specialists as well as podiatrists and vascular surgeons.
Therapies and Procedures
We offer the latest therapies and treatments aimed at relieving pain and promoting healing, including:
- Wound debridement
- Compression therapy
- Bio-engineered dressings
- Offloading (relieving pressure from the wound)
- Antibacterial treatment
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers
- Ostomy management
Preventing & Curing Diabetic Ulcers with Wellstar Wound Care
When someone is diabetic, a small wound can escalate into a major health issue and, in many cases, lead to an amputation. However, with proper wound care and accelerated healing with hyperbaric medicine, Wellstar patients are partnering with providers to treat wounds like diabetic foot ulcers.Learn more