What We Do
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
This is a special sealed dressing placed on a wound, which is than then applied to a vacuum system. The intermittent or continuous pressure from the vacuum (depending on your wound type, and stage of healing) from the vacuum helps to draw out excess fluid from the wound bed. This also creates an increase of blood flow to the wound area, which also promotes healing.
Multi-Layer Compression Wraps
These are used to provide venous pressure. This which helps to eliminate swelling or edema. These wraps will feel snug on your legs, and can be left in place for up to a week. Depending on your individualized assessment, they may need to be changed more frequently. It is important to NOT GET THESE DRESSINGS WET NOT get these dressings wet, and to complete range-of-motion pumping exercises with your ankle. This helps to eliminate the swelling, and is an essential part of the treatment process. As your edema decreases, you can expect these wraps to become loose, and potentially slip out of place. This is a normal part of the healing process. If this occurs, let us know, so we can provide you with personalized care instructions. After the multi-layer compression therapy, you will be fitted for compression garments to prevent further edema.
Foam is used on high draining wounds, as it is very absorbent, and helps to protect the wound and surrounding tissue from moisture breakdown. Most foam can be left in place for several days, which decreases the need to disturb the wound and wound healing process.