Wound Care Surgeons provide evaluation and treatment of all wound types including venous ulcers. Venous ulcers are usually located on the medial aspect of the leg between the ankle, calf, and malleolus. The veins in the leg have one-way valves that prevent blood moving up the leg to the heart from flowing backward. If the valves are damaged, they allow blood to flow back towards the ankles causing swelling and edema in the leg leading to venous ulcers.
The risk of developing venous ulcers is high in patients with obesity, varicose veins, and a history of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Venous ulcers often present with fibrous, or thick yellow devitalized tissue called slough on a wound bed. Slough should be debrided to allow for growth of healthy granulation tissue.
It is common for venous leg ulcers often become infected and need to be appropriately treated with antibiotics. Infection symptoms include swelling, redness, pus, and increased pain. Wound Care Surgeons lowers cost and reduced hospital readmission rates. Untreated infections can lead to more severe conditions such as osteomyelitis (infection of the bone) or sepsis (blood poisoning). Keeping the wounds clean and proper dressing can reduce your chances of getting an infection. WCS makes visits to patients to ensure wounds are getting appropriate treatments. Compression bandages can control blood pressure inside the legs. Treating clinician’s lack of knowledge, such as incorrect diagnosis of wound’s etiology, or lack of skill whether to apply or how to apply compression therapy can result in harmful consequences for the patient.
Wound Specialists can provide expertise and diverse clinical knowledge to cover a wide range of modalities to improve the patient’s wound healing. Wound Care Surgeons delivers assessment and treatments at the patient’s bedside, so you do not have to make time-consuming and costly 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.