Wound Care | Whittier, CA | PIH Health

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Wound Care

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If your wound hasn’t healed after four weeks, seek help from the friendly experts at PIH Health. You’ll see results as soon as possible with personalized care and advanced technology from the Wound Healing Center.

Conditions We Treat

Visit us for treatment of chronic wounds you may have gotten from:

  • Animal or insect bites
  • Bone or skin infections
  • Burns, including those from radiation therapy
  • Pressure and friction
  • Surgical incisions
  • Traumatic injury

Your Evaluation

To learn about your wound and general health, we may need to:

  • Draw a blood sample to check for problems that could slow wound healing
  • Take images of your arteries and veins to look at blood flow to the wound

Customized Treatment

Based on your evaluation results, your care team may recommend one or more of these treatments:

  • Debridement – Numbs your skin before removing unhealthy tissue so new tissue can grow
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) – Lets you breathe pure, pressurized oxygen, which may help build new blood vessels in damaged tissue
  • Infection control – Watches for signs of wound infection so your care team can treat it as soon as possible
  • Interventional radiology – Uses image guidance to open blocked blood vessels to carry healing oxygen to your wound
  • Skin grafts – Grows tissue to replace skin over your wound
  • Special dressings – Treats your specific type of wound by killing harmful bacteria or absorbing drainage, for example
  • Vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAC) – Uses gentle suction to remove debris and infected tissue from a wound to help it heal

Trust us to keep your goals, preferences, and lifestyle in mind when developing your treatment plan.

Treating Underlying Conditions

Sometimes, wounds don’t heal because of poor blood flow. This can happen especially if you have diabetes or peripheral artery disease (PAD). To improve circulation, you may get a referral to a specialist who can help you manage those conditions and prevent wounds.

Education

You’ll get the best results when you play an active role in your care. That’s why you’ll meet one-on-one with a wound specialist to discuss your treatment plan and learn how to care for your wound at home.

Caring Team

Wounds heal better when you’re in good overall health. Because treatments can affect different parts of the body, you may be referred to specialists, such as:

Bilingual Staff

At the Wound Healing Center, staff speak multiple languages, and can provide access to complimentary translation services so you can communicate with your team more easily and feel at home.

Your Primary Care Provider’s Role

Rely on us to keep your primary care provider (PCP) updated on your progress and treatment plan. Talk to your PCP any time you have questions or concerns about your health. They’ll continue to ensure that you get just the right care over the long term.