At any given time, almost six million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Many are associated with complications from diabetes and vascular disorders. Non-healing wounds also occur in pressure sores and traumatic wounds.
Wound Care Services* at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a hospital-based outpatient service.
Technologically Advanced Techniques and Services
For most people, all it takes to heal a wound is antibiotic ointment and an adhesive bandage. However, if your wound isn't healing as it should, wound care service may offer options for your care. Medical staff physicians practicing provide care and education for patients with chronic and non-healing wounds.
When Should I Consider Using Wound Care Services?
If you have a sore or wound that is not significantly better in a month, or healed entirely in two months, you should ask your doctor about Wound Care Services.
Healing Chronic Wounds
If you're suffering from a non-healing wound, you're not alone. Every year, chronic wounds, caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions, keep millions of Americans from doing things they love to do. Wound Care Services may help you get your life back. Many patients find wounds that have resisted healing after months and even years from traditional treatment that can be treated. Many patients of Wound Care Services have experienced complete healing in just a few months.
Wound Care Services works with your personal doctor. Health care providers will discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress, unless instructed otherwise. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your doctor for routine medical care.
A variety of options are available, depending on type and severity of a wound:
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 254-965-1171. Wound Care Services is located at The Health Center, 725 North Graham Street.
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