Wound Clinic

The VIM Wound Healing Center diagnosis and treats patients with ischemic, venous, diabetic and small vessel ulcers.

Chronic wounds develop from various aetiologies including pressure, diabetes, venous pathology, and surgery. A pressure ulcer is defined as a localized injury to the skin and or underlying tissue occurring most often over a bony prominence and caused, alone or in combination, by pressure, shear, or friction. Up to three fifths of venous leg ulcers are due to venous aetiology.

Up to 65% of those afflicted by chronic leg ulcers report experiencing decreased quality of life, restricted mobility, anxiety, depression, and/or severe or continuous pain.

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Goals:

  • Regain a high quality of life
  • Heal the wound
  • Relieve pain
  • Prevent the wound from returning

Treatments:

  • Improve circulation therapy
  • Wound debridement
  • Edema reduction therapy
  • Pneumatic compression therapy
  • Topical dressings and therapies
  • Medications
    • Antibiotics
    • Antiplatelet
    • Anticoagulation
  • Compression garments
  • Interventional and surgical treatment to improve poor circulation and heal skin

Wound Prevention:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Diabetes and blood sugar management
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol management
  • Weight loss
  • Wear appropriate footwear and/or compression garments
  • Exercise

Locations

 

Phone: (810) 535-5555

Fax: (810) 275-1556

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