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Wound Healing

When injuries, cuts, scrapes, sores or incisions from surgery result in wounds that don't heal right away, the wound care specialists at PIH Health can help.

Expert Care for Non-Healing Wounds

Find the care you need for chronic wounds—those that haven't healed after six weeks or more—at the Marjorie and John M. Eagle Wound Healing Center at PIH Health. In our friendly, welcoming space, we speak multiple languages, so you can feel right at home. You'll enjoy a personalized experience with our team of experts from many medical specialties. We're committed to giving you the highest quality of care. We work together to treat your specific situation, so you can get back to the life you love.

Comprehensive Approach to Wound Care

Since opening our Wound Healing Center in 1997, we've seen how our comprehensive approach to wound care delivers results sooner than traditional programs. At PIH Health, you receive:

  • The latest treatments and advanced technology
  • Specialized tests to identify the basic cause of the wound
  • Education about your important role in the healing process
  • Your personal treatment plan, created with your goals and lifestyle in mind

Our Wound Healing Treatment Plans

The goal of our individualized treatment plans is to heal wounds and prevent them from recurring. Your personal program starts with a complete evaluation. You may need to have a blood sample analyzed or images taken of your blood vessels to help us identify the cause of your wound. Your treatment plan may include any of these options:

  • Specialized dressings – Using different types of dressings for different types of wounds
  • Debridement – Removing unhealthy tissue around a wound—using painkiller applied to your skin—so new and healthy tissue can grow
  • Infection control – Monitoring your wound for any signs of infection and treating it promptly
  • Skin substitutes – Growing tissue in a laboratory to help with healing
  • Vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAC) – Using a special device to remove debris and infectious material from a wound to help it heal
  • Diabetes education – Providing you with information to help manage diabetes and prevent wounds
  • Interventional radiology – Using special procedures to improve blood flow through veins and arteries
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) – Treating the entire body with 100% oxygen delivered under pressure. HBOT may help to build new blood vessels in damaged tissue

Conditions Needing Wound Care

Having the following conditions may lead to a wound that doesn't heal:

  • Animal and insect bites
  • Arthritis
  • Burns
  • Diabetes
  • Injury follow-up care
  • Ischemia
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Pressure and friction
  • Surgical complications
  • Trauma
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous stasis

You: Our Partner in Your Care

We want to help you learn as much as possible about your own wound care and treatment. Our education program involves:

  • One-on-one attention to review your personal treatment plan
  • Instruction about how to care for the wound when you’re at home
  • Referrals to other services within PIH Health, as needed

We also help your primary doctor by delivering the special care needed to heal chronic wounds. Your primary doctor will still be:

  • Responsible for all other aspects of caring for your health
  • Informed of our long-term wound healing plan and the progress you make
  • Able to reduce the need for hospitalization to care for your wound-related problems

Get Help Today

Call us for more information about wound healing services at PIH Health and schedule an appointment today.

The Marjorie and John M. Eagle Wound Healing Center at PIH Health


888.693.3831 toll-free

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