Wound Care

Severe or chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other problems, have a better chance to heal if patients are involved in a program of whole body care. But, this kind of treatment can be hard to manage because it involves many different clinicians. That's where the Wound Care Services Team comes in.

Wound Care Services is not a department, but a partnership of health care providers from Mayo Clinic Health System. By collaborating on your care, we give patients with chronic wounds a chance to receive many types of care from one place, close to home.

Our Wound Care Services Team includes providers who are specially trained in wound management. They can treat your wounds and they can help to identify and treat many common causes of chronic wounds.

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Burns
  • Peristomal skin irritations or complications
  • Ostomy services

We utilize the newest clinical tools for wound healing to speed up the healing process. Most problem wounds respond to basic wound treatments:

  • Topical wound medications
  • Specialized dressings
  • Debridement of non-viable or infected tissue 
  • Compression wrapping
  • Gradient compression stockings
  • Off-weighting and pressure reduction
  • Patient education

In some cases, patients require advanced wound healing therapies such as:

  • Surgical wound closure
  • Vacuum assisted closure
  • Growth factors

Patient care will also focus on a whole body approach to wound care healing including:

The health care team for Wound Care Services includes:

  • Certified wound care nurses
  • Health care educators
  • Vascular care providers for vein and artery diseases
  • A Mayo Clinic trained physiatrist
  • Physical Medicine

Providers in Physical Medicine offer treatments for different types of swelling. Complete decongestive therapy (CDT) is used to treat problems such as lipedema, lymphedema, phlebolymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, and post-traumatic edema. CDT treatments consist of:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Compression bandaging
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Skin/wound care
  • Garment fitting

Other Physical Medicine treatments may include:

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Infrared

Visit the Surgery or Physical Medicine pages for more information.

Contact Us

Hospital and Clinic
800-327-3721 (toll-free)

877-412-7575 (appointments)

Where to Find Us

Hospital and Clinic
1025 Marsh St.
Mankato, MN 56001