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.
- Regain a high quality of life
- Heal the wound
- Relieve pain
- Prevent the wound from returning
- Improve circulation therapy
- Wound debridement
- Edema reduction therapy
- Pneumatic compression therapy
- Topical dressings and therapies
- Compression garments
- Interventional and surgical treatment to improve poor circulation and heal skin
- Smoking cessation
- Diet and nutrition
- Diabetes and blood sugar management
- Blood pressure and cholesterol management
- Weight loss
- Wear appropriate footwear and/or compression garments