Wound Care

If you or a loved one has a wound that has not healed within a month, you may have a “chronic” or “non-healing” wound. These wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.

Our SSM Health 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. SSM Health 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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Recognizing Non-Healing Wounds

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

Causes of Wounds That Won’t Heal

  • 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

Many medical conditions, including some you might not know about, can cause non-healing wounds. They include:

  • Diabetes
  • Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Charcot Deformity (compound injuries in the foot)
  • Aging
  • Pressure Ulcers (bedsores)
  • Venous Insufficiency (a condition that occurs when your leg veins cannot pump enough blood back to your heart)

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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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