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.
We utilize the newest clinical tools for wound healing to speed up the healing process. Most problem wounds respond to basic wound treatments:
In some cases, patients require advanced wound healing therapies such as:
Patient care will also focus on a whole body approach to wound care healing including:
The health care team for Wound Care Services includes:
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:
Other Physical Medicine treatments may include: