The care team at the Wound Clinic, will assess your situation, create a customized treatment plan, coordinate referrals to additional specialists if necessary and monitor your healing progress.
Patients who have been referred to the Wound Clinic start with an evaluation. The initial visit includes a review of your medical history and an evaluation of the wound.
Diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and non-invasive vascular studies may be recommended. The care team can then determine the cause of the wound and create a customized treatment plan.
The wound care team will identify factors that may impair wound healing. These may include:
Methods used to promote healing include:
A plan of care will be created. Patients and family members will be instructed on how to care for the wound and assist in obtaining wound care supplies.
Referrals to home health care agencies and other health care providers may be arranged.
Your wound will be monitored until wound healing is complete.
Patients should bring the following to their first appointment:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital is one of a few locations in Minnesota that offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy. HBOT can activate the body’s ability to repair itself, dramatically improving wounds where the healing process has stalled.