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PREPARING FOR

WOUND CARE & VAC APPLICATION

Wound care refers to specific types of treatment for pressure sores , skin ulcers and other wounds that break the skin. ...Other wounds that may benefit from specialized wound care techniques are diabetic foot ulcers, traumatic ulcers caused by injury, arterial and vein ulcers caused by lack of circulation, burns, falls, accidents with sharp objects (laceration), and car accidents are the most common causes of open wounds.

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance card)

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Any tissue or specimen may be sent to pathology for evaluation and you will be responsible for submission to the lab (If necessary)

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

VACUUM-ASSISTED CLOSURE OF A WOUND

Vacuum-assisted closure of a wound is a type of therapy to help wounds heal. It’s also known as wound VAC. During the treatment, a device decreases air pressure on the wound. This can help the wound heal more quickly.

  • A wound vacuum system may help your wound heal more quickly by:

  • Draining excess fluid from the wound

  • Reducing swelling

  • Reducing bacteria in the wound

  • Keeping your wound moist and warm

  • Helping draw together wound edges

  • Increasing blood flow to your wound

  • Decreasing redness and swelling (inflammation)

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK OF WOUND CARE

  • Malnutrition and diet

  • Circulation problems

  • Infection

  • Aging

  • Hyperglycemia-especially blood sugars over 150

  • Arthritis

  • Kidney disease

  • Certain medications

Wound VAC has some rare risks, such as:

  • Bleeding (which may be severe)

  • Wound infection

  • An abnormal connection between the intestinal tract and the skin (enteric fistula)