Wound treatment may also involve topical treatments, oral medications, or advanced wound care therapies, such as growth factor therapy and tissue therapy.

Who is a candidate for this treatment?

If you have a wound that is not healing properly, you may be a candidate for in-office wound treatment. Wounds that do not heal properly are known as chronic wounds. At Advanced Surgical Technology, a customized treatment plan can be developed to treat:

  • A surgical wound that has reopened
  • Pressure ulcer (skin that breaks down with too much pressure over a bony area)
  • Arterial or venous ulcer (foot or leg injury from poor circulation)
  • Diabetic ulcer (loss of circulation and sensation caused by diabetes)
  • A wound caused by a crush injury
  • Aggressive bacterial infection in a wound

What can I expect with in-office wound treatment?

After a thorough evaluation and examination, our surgeon will design a wound treatment plan to help you achieve relief and improved health.

Evaluation of blood supply

An initial circulatory evaluation can help determine whether you need vascular surgery to restore blood flow and oxygen to the area. Wounds cannot heal without an adequate supply of oxygen.

Debridement

If your wound requires debridement, it may be performed in the office. The doctor will use sterile instruments to remove dead or diseased tissue from the area. Other possible treatment options include:

  • Irrigation spray to remove unhealthy tissue
  • Creams or enzymes to digest diseased tissue painlessly
  • Specialized topical agents to help with painless debridement
  • Interactive dressings to help stimulate healing and cleanse the wound of unhealthy tissue

Is there any recovery time after in-office wound treatment?

Repeat treatments may be needed in comprehensive in-office wound care. After the wound is cleaned, a dressing will be applied to help prevent infection and keep the area moist. Different types of dressings may be used as the wound heals. Complete recovery after wound care can take weeks or months.

Why choose us for in-office wound treatment in Mt. Vernon, IL?

At Advanced Surgical Technology in Mt. Vernon, IL, we have extensive experience in general surgery, vascular surgery, and chronic wound treatment. We believe you deserve exceptional, comprehensive care and outstanding service. It is our mission to provide superior surgical and nonsurgical care with the highest level of integrity.

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FAQ

How do I care for my wound at home?

It is crucial to keep the wound clean, moist, and warm so new tissue can grow in the area. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after you touch your wound. Keep a clean dressing on the wound. We will instruct you on how to clean the wound and change the dressing. Protect the area from bumps or physical injury. Be sure your diet is healthy, so your body has the nutrients it needs to heal.

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