Wound care involves every stage of wound management. This includes diagnosing wound type, considering factors that affect wound healing, and the proper treatments for wound management.
A wound is an injury that breaks the skin or other body tissue. It can be open, with broken skin and exposed body tissue, or closed when there is damage to tissue under intact skin.
The most common symptoms of wounds are: pain, swelling and bleeding. Depending on the location and type of injury, some wounds will hurt, bleed and swell more than others. Minor wounds, like cuts, scrapes, bruises and scratches, are very common and usually don’t require medical attention; but some, including infected wounds, require treatment to preserve function and prevent complications.
EXAMPLES OF TYPES OF WOUNDS WE CARE FOR:
- Diabetic wounds and diabetic foot ulcers
- Ingrown nails
- Skin neoplasms
- Skin and soft–tissue infections (SSTIs)
- Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
- Chronic (non-healing) wounds
- Post-surgical infected wounds
- Pilonidal disease
We are able to treat complex acute and chronic wounds using advanced wound care therapies such as Bovine tendon collagen matrix, Tissue regeneration and matrix allograft, Naturally-occurring urinary bladder matrix, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Mesenchymal Stem Cells and negative pressure wound therapy (VAC therapy) and so on.
At Mediclinic City Hospital, our team of experienced surgeons and wound care nurses work together with the patient to access their needs and establish an effective personalized wound care treatment plan.