Wound specialists are health care professionals who have been trained in the care and treatment of all types of wounds, acute and chronic. Among the most commonly treated wounds are those sustained from an acute injury, surgical wounds, diabetic wounds and pressure sores.
Type of wound care
Why to see a Surgeon for Wound Care?
Surgeons may treat a non-healing wound with revascularization, deep debridement and skin grafting.
Restoring blood flow is a critical first step toward wound healing. Revascularization may be used for treating wounds caused by diabetic ulcers or gangrene. Patients may undergo revascularization if they are at a high risk for metabolic disorders, are current or former smokers, have poor nutrition, or have difficulty managing their diabetes.
Debridement is the process of removing non-viable tissue from a wound. Deep debridement is sometimes necessary for complex and difficult-to-heal wounds.
Once a wound is debrided and thoroughly cleaned, it may be a candidate for skin grafting. A skin graft, which may be removed from the thigh or buttock, can help the body heal its own wound. If you have a slow-to-heal or non-healing wound, you may be a good candidate for skin grafting.