They say that “time heals all wounds.” But when it comes to physical wounds, time is of the essence.
The Wound Treatment Centers at MidMichigan Health want you to know how important it is to quickly identify and report any non-healing wounds to your doctor. As these graphs show, recognizing and reporting a wound early can improve both the time it takes to heal your wound and the likelihood that it will heal. Getting an early referral to a specialized Wound Treatment Center can make all the difference.
Non-healing wounds can interfere with your quality of life and may even lead to amputations if not properly treated. When wounds persist, specialized methods like those offered at the Wound Treatment Center are required for healing.
Certain people are more likely to develop wounds and should be especially on the lookout for cuts, scrapes or sores that do not heal quickly and normally. These include people with:
- Poor circulation
- Poorly functioning veins
- Reduced mobility
- Previous radiation treatment for cancer
The Wound Treatment Centers in Alma, Clare, Midland and West Branch specialize in treating non-healing wounds. They use an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, radiology testing and debridement to address the patient’s overall health. In addition to these comprehensive treatments, the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven effective in reducing swelling, fighting infection, building new blood vessels and ultimately, producing healthy tissue.
Take Action. Seek Specialized Treatment.
If you or someone you love is living with a non-healing wound, don’t wait — seek specialized treatment. Call the Wound Treatment Centers toll free at (877) 683-0800 or visit www.midmichigan.org/woundcenter.