Our nonhealing wound treatment options include compression and negative pressure therapy. Learn more about Baptist Health’s chronic wound treatment clinic.
David Lauber, MD, General Surgery:
The Wound Care Center is a specialized clinic that we have set up for helping people with chronic wounds that are having difficulty healing. We have a lot of patients with diabetes and extensive medical problems that make it difficult for them to heal, wounds that develop either from trauma or from pressure sores.
Megan Barton, APRN, Wound Care:
You may suspect that you have a nonhealing wound if it’s not starting to show signs of healing within two weeks.
Some reasons why a wound would not heal would be pressure that’s being applied that isn’t being adequately padded; circulation issues, either arterial or venous; diabetes-related complications, such as neuropathy and circulation; and pressure sores — all tie in with that. We try to do as much as we possibly can to improve the root causes. Sometimes we actually use treatments that stimulate growth and healing as well.
We have several options in the clinic for treating wounds. We do offer bedside debridement in the office. We can do negative-pressure therapies and compression, and we offer off-loading casts. We like to think of the Wound Care Center as a team approach to your overall health, so we work really closely with your primary care provider. We can also help with getting set up with Home Health and refer you to other providers as needed.
At Baptist Health Wound Care in Corbin, our team of physicians, nurses and technicians understands many factors that may be delay or prevent the healing of your wound.Learn about Wound Care