Individualized and Advanced Treatment for Wounds

University Hospitals Center for Wound Care uses the most advanced, evidence-based treatments and multidisciplinary expertise, including:

  • Noninvasive vascular testing and treatment
  • Wound evaluation, dressing and debridement
  • Bio-engineered skin grafting, which is an advanced living cell graft for patients with diabetic foot ulcers or venous leg ulcers
  • Compression therapy using medical socks or stockings to support veins and increase circulation in the legs
  • Growth factor medications to stimulate healing
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Limb salvage
  • Nuclear medicine and radiology
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Access to clinical trials including novel drugs, devices and stem cell therapies

Other support services offered include:

  • Diabetes education
  • Edema management
  • Infectious disease management
  • Nutritional management

Endovascular Surgery

Re-establishing blood flow in a timely manner, along with advanced wound care, is essential in limb salvage efforts. Recent advances in endovascular techniques, which do not require open procedures, also make revascularization a possible option for many more patients, including the elderly or more frail patients. Our network of wound care centers assures patients the highest possible quality care, in comfortable surroundings and familiar environments.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used in conjunction with other wound care treatments to help promote healing. During this treatment, patients breathe in 100 percent oxygen delivered in a pressurized air treatment room. The oxygen helps with the healing process by reducing swelling, controlling infection and stimulation blood vessel growth.