Advanced Wound Care

Advanced Wound Care

Advanced Wound Care services offered in Sacramento, CA

If you have a diabetic ulcer or another type of slow-healing wound that doesn’t respond to traditional treatment, consider advanced wound care. Advanced wound care uses cutting-edge treatments to encourage your body’s healing process. At Elite Wound Care, wound care specialist Wayne Rash, DPM, uses advanced wound care to prevent infection and optimize recovery. To make an appointment, call the office in Sacramento, California, or book online today.

What is advanced wound care?

Advanced wound care provides specialty treatment options for slow-healing wounds that don’t respond to conventional methods of care, like debridement and prescription antibiotics. 

Chronic ulcers increase your risk of potentially serious issues, like gangrene and amputation. Advanced wound care works to prevent these complications by using a combination of healthy lifestyle changes, patient education, and innovative technologies.

Who can benefit from advanced wound care?

Request an advanced wound care consultation at Elite Wound Care if you have slow-healing wounds on your feet or toes and they don’t respond to conservative treatments, like over-the-counter ointments, bandages, or wearing more comfortable shoes. 

You might also make an appointment if you experience signs of infection, like redness, pain, or an open wound that oozes pus.

What happens during an advanced wound care visit?

At Elite Wound Care, Dr. Rash provides advanced wound care on-site. He reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when you first noticed the ulcer and if it affects your ability to exercise or work. Next, Dr. Rash examines your wound, looking for redness, pus, or other signs of infection.

He also orders X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to determine if the infection extends to the surrounding bone or soft tissues. After gathering the necessary information, Dr. Rash makes treatment recommendations.

What are the types of advanced wound care?

At Elite Wound Care, Dr. Rash offers a wide range of advanced wound care treatments. Depending on your age, medical history, and the type of wound, he might recommend:

  • Specialty dressings or wraps
  • Cellular and tissue-based products (skin substitutes)
  • Amniotic allograft membranes
  • Noncontact ultrasonic wound debridement
  • Multilayer compression therapy
  • Epidermal grafting
  • Oxidized regenerated cellulose 
  • Silver dressings
  • Native collagen
  • Skin biologic therapy

Everyone’s wounds heal differently. As a result, Dr. Rash might recommend a combination of wound care treatments to ensure you achieve the desired results. 

How long does advanced wound care take?

The time that advanced wound care takes depends on several factors, including the size of the wound, the severity of the infection, and your general well-being. Some people’s wounds start healing within a week or two, but for others, it takes several months or longer*. Make sure to follow Dr. Rash’s instructions and attend each checkup.

To see if you can benefit from advanced wound care, make an appointment at Elite Wound Care by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary