Wounds like pressure sores and venous or arterial ulcers can be painful and resistant to healing. If you’re struggling with an open sore or ulcer on your legs or feet, wound care specialist Wayne Rash, DPM, of Anaheim Wound Care in Anaheim, California, can help. Dr. Rash specializes in advanced wound diagnostics and treatments that use the latest techniques to help these long-term skin lesions to heal. To benefit from Dr. Rash’s expertise, call Anaheim Wound Care today or book an appointment online.
Wound care is an advanced approach to healing open wounds, such as ulcers and pressure sores. These kinds of wounds are difficult to treat because they’re resistant to healing and affect the deeper layers of tissue.
Wounds are often painful and limit mobility. Because they’re open, they’re vulnerable to bacterial infection that can spread into other tissues, including bone. A badly infected ulcer may develop gangrene, where tissue starts to die. Gangrene might require limb amputation.
Anaheim Wound Care specializes in treating wounds. Dr. Rash and his staff have exceptional expertise in wound care and provide outstanding results. They also excel at limb preservation and can prevent amputation for most patients.
Expert wound care is effective for all non-healing wounds, including:
Venous stasis ulcers develop when poor circulation triggers a tissue breakdown. The leading cause of this type of ulcer is chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), where your blood can’t pump back up your legs to your heart as well as it should.
Arterial ulcers also result from poor circulation, but in the arteries rather than the veins. Narrowed leg arteries due to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are the most likely cause of arterial ulcers.
Pressure sores (decubitus ulcers) develop in parts of your body that come under continual pressure. One of the most common causes is being bedridden, because your bodyweight constantly compresses the tissues and blood vessels. This gives pressure sores their common name of bedsores, but any form of immobilization could result in a pressure sore.
Wounds are a common problem with diabetes, which causes reduced circulation and nerve damage (diabetic peripheral neuropathy). Neuropathy can cause numbness in your feet, which means you might overlook breaks in the skin. These small wounds can then develop into ulcers.
Dr. Rash uses the most advanced and effective wound care treatments. The first stage is cleansing and debridement, which means removing all dead and infected tissue from the wound.
Following the wound preparation, you might benefit from treatments such as:
Dr. Rash also uses cutting-edge techniques, like real-time bacterial fluorescence imaging, to assess the extent of any infection.
To benefit from exceptional wound care, call Anaheim Wound Care today or book an appointment online.