Wound Care

For millions of Americans, a chronic or non-healing wound is more than a bother—it carries serious complications and risks, from pain and infection to disability and amputation. The SSM Health wound care team can help manage complicated wound problems while maximizing your body’s natural ability to mend itself.

Our team of experienced wound care specialists will work with you and your physician to assess your symptoms, determine the cause of your non-healing wound and customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing. Our wound centers follow national guidelines based on clinical evidence when treating and managing wounds. Schedule an appointment today to learn about the state-of-the-art wound treatment options offered by our centers.

Wound Treatment

All wounds are different, so your treatment will be customized and may include a variety of approaches.

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Referral Guidelines

Learn about the types of wounds we treat and how to get a referral for our state-of-the-art services.

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Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment

If you have a wound that won’t heal, you may referred for hyperbaric oxygen treatment at one of our wound care centers.

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Who Benefits from Wound Care?

If you have a wound that has not begun to heal within four weeks, or is not completely healed in six weeks, you may benefit from the therapies we offer. Advanced wound care may be appropriate for the treatment of:

  • Any wound that has not shown signs of improvement in 30 days
  • Burns
  • Chronic and non-healing wounds
  • Wounds that are resistant to routine care
  • Incisions that won’t heal after surgery
  • Wounds associated with diabetes or compromised circulation, such as diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers (Bedsores)
  • Radiation Wounds
  • Skin Tears
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers

Recognizing Non-Healing Wounds

Make an appointment with your healthcare provider if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • If your toes appear purple or black
  • If you notice a sore area with increased warmth and redness
  • If you notice a wound and are not sure what caused it
  • If your wound does not show significant signs of healing after five to seven days
  • If a wound keeps coming back in the same location

Find a Primary Care Provider

Wound care services require a referral from your physician. If you don't already have one, search our provider finder to get started today.

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