A troublesome, slow-healing wound can be painful and prevent you from fully enjoying life. If your wounds aren’t healing properly, your primary care doctor or surgeon may refer you to a wound care specialist for additional treatment. In the Sutter Health network, doctors, physical therapists and nurses create individualized treatment plans to help you heal and regain function.
Patients in need of wound care often have diabetic or ischemic ulcers, burns, surgical wounds, soft tissue necrosis, compromised skin grafts and flaps, crush injuries, soft tissue infections, traumatic wounds or venous insufficiencies. Sutter’s wound care specialists not only treat these conditions, but also provide education and training to help you better care for yourself.
A variety of treatment options are available depending on the type and severity of your wound. Here are some of the services we offer:
- Compression therapy
- Debridement of dead skin
- Diagnostic testing and imaging
- Infectious disease management
- Nuclear medicine
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
- Wound cleaning
- Wound dressing
Across the Sutter Health network, our wound care centers and specialists have earned the Center for Distinction Award for outstanding clinical outcomes from Healogics Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.