Wound Care Surgeons provide evaluation and treatment of all wound types including pressure ulcers also called decubitus ulcers, pressure wound, and pressure sore. Symptoms of pressure ulcers are unusual changes in skin color or texture, swelling, pus-like draining, an area of skin that feels cooler or warmer to the touch than other areas, and tender to the touch. These are all caused due to a combination of factors happening at the same time such as weight loss due to protein-calorie malnutrition combined with immobility and exposure to extreme pressure most commonly a regular mattress. Heels, lower back, elbows, inner knees, and buttocks are primarily the pressure areas and are likely to develop sores or ulcers. It is also common for people who use a wheelchair, pressure sores can often occur on tailbone or buttocks, spine, or back of legs where they rest against the chair.
Many factors influence how long bedsore lasts, including the severity of the sore and type of treatment, as well as person’s age, overall health, and nutrition. Serious pressure ulcers can take longer than six months to heal. Some never heal. Pressure ulcers can be an ongoing problem in chronically ill people who have multiple risk factors.
The patients suffering from pressure sores or wounds or ulcers require proper treatment. Wound Specialists can provide expertise and diverse clinical knowledge to cover a wide range of modalities to improve the patient’s wound healing. And Wound Care Surgeons has got everything to offer to you for effective treatment. We provide consistent specialist care at your bedside, so you don’t have to make time-consuming trips to wound care centers. Get in touch with us or ask your nursing agency or caregiver or primary care physician to send us a referral.
Wound Care Surgeons accepts all types of insurances including Medicare, HMO, PPO, and IPAs. We come to your home, nursing facility, or assisted living wherever you reside.