Most wounds heal over time. Sometimes, however, underlying conditions can prevent wounds from healing. At Novant Health Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, we specialize in treating chronic, difficult-to-heal wounds including but not limited to:
- Venous leg ulcers.
- Foot ulcers caused by diabetes or poor circulation.
- Surgical wounds.
- Pressure ulcers.
- Radiation burns.
- First- and second-degree burns.
When to seek treatment for a wound
You should seek treatment if you have a wound that:
- Has not healed after four to six weeks.
- Has become worse after four to six weeks.
- Has resisted healing for months or years.
Wound care expertise and services
Our board-certified physicians have years of experience in wound care; R. Bradley Thomason, III, MD, has also earned the designation of Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. He and our other providers offer wound care services including:
- Advanced wound dressings.
- Bioengineered skin substitutes (Apligraf® and Dermagraft®).
- Antibiotic therapy.
- Negative pressure therapy.
- Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC).
- Compression therapy.
- Preventative diabetic foot care.
Once your provider has assessed your wound along with any underlying disease processes contributing to it, your provider will work with any other specialists involved in your care to create a comprehensive treatment plan to provide an optimal environment for healing.