Pressure sores, arterial and venous ulcers, and other wounds can be disabling and could result in amputation of a limb in the worst cases. If you have a hard-to-heal ulcer, wound care specialist Wayne Rash, DPM, of Anaheim Wound Care in Anaheim, California, can help. Dr. Rash uses cutting-edge tests like real-time bacterial fluorescence imaging and skin perfusion vascular testing to assess ulcers before applying advanced wound treatments that help ulcers to heal. To benefit from Dr. Rash’s expertise in advanced wound treatments, call Anaheim Wound Care today or book an appointment online.
Advanced wound treatments help your tissues heal when you have conditions like:
These serious wounds are slow to heal or resist treatment entirely. They can be painful, and because they’re open to infection, ulcers can result in such severe tissue damage. At that point, the only option is amputation.
The advanced wound treatments you need vary depending on the type of ulcer, its severity, and whether there’s any infection. Dr. Rash creates a personalized treatment plan for you that could include therapies like:
Dressings must keep the ulcers clean and prevent infection while promoting healing. Dressings might contain alginate, foam, film, hydrocolloid (moisture-retentive gel), or hydrogel to encourage moist wound healing.
Cellular and tissue-based products make good skin substitutes to cover a non-healing wound.
Skin biologics use healthy skin to cover a wound. An autograft is a sample of skin from your body, while a xenograft is a sample from an animal (typically a cow or pig).
The amnion membrane is part of the afterbirth discarded once a baby’s born. Healthy donors provide this invaluable material, which is full of growth factors that help wounds heal.
Compression therapy uses special bandaging techniques to apply exactly the right amount of pressure to improve circulation without restricting it.
Epidermal grafting uses only the top layer of your skin, which isn’t as painful as taking a full-thickness graft. It’s also less likely to cause complications than a normal autograft.
Ultrasound therapy reduces inflammation and helps destroy bacteria in the wound.
This treatment helps create the right environment for healing and corrects biochemical imbalances in wounds.
Native collagen is a protein that forms an essential part of your connective tissues. Applying collagen to the wound promotes healing.
Wounds like venous stasis ulcers can be such a challenge to treat that many people live with them for years, despite receiving medical care. Dr. Rash specializes in these conditions, meaning you can access the most effective, comprehensive wound care available.
Dr. Rash also uses cutting-edge diagnostics and evaluation tools like skin perfusion vascular testing (to check blood flow in your legs) and real-time bacterial fluorescence imaging (to assess bacteria levels in your wounds). Using these techniques enables Dr. Nash to design a treatment plan that’s far more likely to heal your ulcers in the shortest possible time.
To benefit from advanced wound treatments, call Anaheim Wound Care today or book an appointment online.