If you already have surgical wound issues or wounds that are sluggish, complicated, or nonhealing, you require specialist wound care to restore your best health and wellness. Middle Georgia Vascular Surgery Center & Vein Solutions in Warner Robins, GA, has Allison Burkett, MD, FACS, who provides high-quality care and customized recovery plans for your wounds. For exceptional wound care in Warner Robins and the greater Georgia area, contact the office over the phone or schedule an initial consultation online today.
What Is Wound Care?
Wound care is a specialized area of medicine that centers on the treatment of sluggish, nonhealing, or complicated skin and soft tissue wounds. Dr. Burkett and the Middle Georgia Vascular Surgery Center & Vein Solutions team are experts in treating:
o Complications from surgical wounds
o Diabetic ulcers
o Vein issues
o Venous leg ulcers
o Chronic venous ulcers
o Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) wounds
Middle Georgia Vascular Surgery Center & Vein Solutions utilizes specialized care plans to help avoid and manage complicated wounds, resulting in serious complications.
What Are The Risks Associated With Non-Healing Wounds?
Wound care is needed if a wound is infected or is not healing or to prevent various complications, including:
o Cellulitis (infection of neighboring tissues)
o Tissue loss
o Sepsis (blood infection)
o Osteomyelitis (infection in the bone underneath)
o Chronic or severe pain
o Loss of control or range of motion
Early diagnosis and care of complex wounds will help you prevent these issues and get back to feeling better.
Who Is The Right Candidate For Wound Care?
You may require wound care if your wound takes a long time to heal, does not heal entirely, or gets infected. You might be more susceptible to complications, slow-healing, or non-healing wounds in case you:
o Have restricted range of motion
o Abuse drugs or alcohol
o Are overweight
o Have weak immunity
o Have bad circulation
o Take an unhealthy diet
o Are wheelchair ridden or bedridden
If you have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), peripheral arterial disease (PAD), impaired circulation, or diabetes, you are more likely to develop complicated wounds.
What Does Wound Care Comprise Of?
During your initial appointment, Dr. Burkett of Middle Georgia Vascular Surgery Center & Vein Solutions conducts a full clinical history cross-check and evaluates your wound. She then collects notes and measurements regarding your wound in great detail. She can also request additional diagnostic tests such as wound cultures.
Dr. Burkett then creates a recovery plan specifically for you and your wound form. The following are examples of treatment plans:
o Antibiotics (oral or injected)
o Compression treatment
o Topical drugs
o Professional dressings
o Skin grafts
o Nutritional education
o Dead tissue removal
Dr. Burkett and the seasoned wound care team will also give you guidance for at-home care.
Middle Georgia Vascular Surgery Center & Vein Solutions intends to usher in a new era of healthcare in which doctors and their patients collaborate to develop treatment plans. Call Middle Georgia Vascular Surgery Center & Vein Solutions or schedule an appointment online today concerning your complicated, slow, or non-healing wound.