Chronic Wound Evaluation & Treatment

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Chronic Wound Evaluation & Treatment Services Offered In Lenoir City, TN

Chronic wounds are complex, so they require comprehensive care from highly skilled wound management experts. At Limb Preservation Center of East Tennessee, board-certified physician Heather Hutchings, D.O., and our team of dedicated experts specialize in chronic wound evaluation and treatment. From assessment and diagnosis to advanced leading-edge treatments like hyperbaric oxygen therapy, all your wound care needs are met in one place. We partner with you every step of your healing journey. Call our office in Lenoir City, Tennessee or book your appointment online today.

FAQ: Chronic Wound Evaluation & Treatment

What is chronic wound evaluation?

Each patient receives an individualized plan that is specific to their needs. We begin with thorough diagnostics that may include a PADnet to assess blood flow, wound culture to determine any bacteria present, and a nutritional assessment to ensure that your body has proper nutrients to support your healing journey.

Our treatment options may include:

  • Debridement
  • Topical Treatment
  • Wound Dressings
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

We may utilize one or more of these methods to get you back to living your best life as soon as possible.

Chronic wound treatment refers to specialized medical care to stimulate wound healing. Each wound is unique, but in general, chronic wound treatment involves a multipronged approach to recovery. Some of the different methods we use to prompt healing include:

Wound Debridement
Wound debridement involves removing dead skin from the wound. There are several methods of debridement, ranging from topical to surgical approaches.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) uses pressurized pure oxygen to stimulate rapid healing. This is an advanced treatment method that we are proud to offer at our Lenoir City office, with two brand new HBOT chambers.

Alongside these treatments, many patients with chronic wounds need antibiotics, topical treatments, offloading, special wound dressings, and other methods of wound care to prompt healing.

Wound healing may involve some at-home care as well. Our team provides detailed instructions for how to promote healing between your wound care appointments. This includes helping you find the right resources and tools to promote healing at home.

You need chronic wound evaluation and treatment if healing isn’t progressing like it should. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, a wound becomes chronic when it doesn’t heal properly or when the healing process doesn’t restore normal function after three months.

Common signs of chronic wounds are persistent swelling, redness, pain, and drainage. Our team at Limb Preservation Center of East Tennessee evaluates many types of chronic wounds, including:

If you have a wound that isn’t healing well, it’s always best to reach out for help sooner instead of later. Starting treatment now can help you avoid serious complications, including limb loss, so don’t wait to get help. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way on your healing journey.


Chronic Wound Evaluation & Treatment

Dr. Hutchings and our expert team will assess your chronic wound and provide a unique treatment plan tailored to your needs.
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Ready to take the first step towards healing? You deserve compassionate chronic wound evaluation and treatment that’s tailored to your needs. Call our office in Lenoir City, TN or request an appointment online today!