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Wound Care for You

Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 500 Wound Care Centers ® nationwide and sees nearly 200,000 patients a year. Our physicians and staff are experienced in using wound healing techniques to help patients heal faster. Learn more about what patients can expect when beginning care at a Wound Care Center.
 
What Will Happen During My First Visit? (read more) 
  • We will examine you and ask you about your personal and family medical history so we can develop a specialized plan of care just for you.
  • We will examine your wound.
  • We might remove dead tissue in and around your wound.
  • We will teach you how to care for your wound at home.
  • We will schedule further testing, if it is needed.
 
What About Follow-up Visits? (read more) 

Your personal plan will require regular visits to the Wound Care Center. Each time you come to the center, we will check your wound to see how much progress has been made. We will review your test results with you. We will remove dead tissue from your wound if needed.

We will answer questions you may have about how to care for your wound and what is going to happen next. With your permission, we may communicate with your primary doctor and update him/her on your condition.

What Can I Do to Help? (read more) 

We need your commitment to your treatment plan. The best things you can do are:

  • Care for your wound at home as directed by your healthcare provider.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Take medication as ordered.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Rest according to your healthcare provider’s instructions.
  • Return for your follow-up appointment.
 

Call your wound care doctor if you notice:

  • Increasing redness around the wound.
  • Warm or red skin.
  • A red streak spreading from the wound.
  • An increase in wound drainage.
  • A foul odor or abnormal smell.
  • Fever or chills.
  • Increased pain.
  • Increased swelling around the wound.
  • Pus or cloudy fluid draining from the wound.
  • Tenderness at or in the area of the infected bone.
  • The wound gets bigger.
  • The wound has blisters, black or brown dead tissue.
  • Increased weakness.
  • A wound that won’t heal.
 

Looking for more patient education materials? Visit our Wound Care Resource Center.