Chronic or non-healing wounds can be painful, frustrating and in many cases, dangerous. And, some with a non-healing wound may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable about seeking help. But that’s exactly why we are here – our team specializes in identifying the reasons behind the issues, and coming up with a treatment plan that works. Whether the wound has resisted traditional treatments for months or even years, we can offer hope.
Because chronic or non-healing wounds can have complex origins, it’s important to work with a team that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. With vascular, colorectal, podiatric and general surgeons on staff and offering care at Heartland Regional, you can take comfort in knowing you have a team who works together toward a personalized solution.
Our goal is to have patients feel comfortable, welcomed and informed throughout their healing journey. So they can get back to what they love most in life.
We offer specialized services and care for:
- Bone infections
- Bowel diversion (ileostomy, colostomy)
- Burns and/or frostbite
- Diabetic and pressure ulcers
- Foot injuries or wounds
- Limb preservation
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Persistent skin irritations
- Pre-ulcerative lesion care and wound prevention
- Radiation injuries
- Surgical wounds
- Traumatic wounds
- Vasculitis and other inflammatory ulcers
- Venous insufficiency, venous stasis ulcers, stasis dermatitis
- Other chronic, non-healing wounds
Wound healing options
Therapies, treatments and procedures offered include:
- Compression therapy
- Debridement (removal of dead or damaged tissue)
- Infection control
- Lymphedema therapy
- Pedal reconstruction procedures
- Skin and biologic grafting
- Specially chosen dressings and wraps
- Surgical intervention
Steps to Healing on Your Wound Care Journey:
- Generally, the physician initially treating your wound will refer you to Heartland Regional for wound care services. You can also make an appointment directly.
- When you contact us for your first appointment, our staff will ask a few questions about your wound and your health in general.
- Before beginning treatment, the team will evaluate your condition and review your health and medical history.
- Tests might be conducted to provide vital details about things like blood flow to the affected area and your nutritional status.
- We will also need to determine if there is any infection present.
- Together, with your physician, we will develop a treatment program based on our assessment of your special needs. Your program will likely involve regular visits to Heartland Regional for wound care services and your progress will be documented and adjusted as necessary.
Throughout your care journey, we will communicate with your physician and once your wound is healed, you can return to your provider for follow-up care. While receiving wound care services, you may continue getting treatment from other physicians for any related ailments like diabetes and hypertension.
For an appointment, call (618) 998-7182. A physician’s referral is preferred. However, some insurance providers require a referral from your primary care physician for you to utilize our Wound Care Services. Referrals must be faxed to (618) 998-4430 prior to your appointment.