Wound healing services in Englewood, Florida

At Englewood Community Hospital, we have an outpatient wound care center that is staffed with specialists who are committed to treating chronic and non-healing wounds. The wound care center is equipped with advanced wound healing technologies and is dedicated to providing treatments that achieve optimal wound healing.

The majority of patients at the wound care center are referred by their primary care provider, but we do allow patients to self-refer. The wound care center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and is closed on holidays.

To learn more about wound care services offered at our hospital, please call the wound care center at (941) 473-9305.

Types of wounds we treat

Our physicians treat all kinds of chronic, acute and non-healing wounds, including:

  • Arterial/ischemic wounds (result from poor delivery of blood flow to the lower limbs)
  • Diabetic/neuropathic ulcers ( a lack of sensation in the foot, due to neuropathy, that leads to ulcers)
  • Minor burns (burns that blister, swell or require bandaging)
  • Moisture incontinence or other related dermatitis (skin damage associated with excessive moisture)
  • Pressure ulcers (areas of tissue that become damaged due to prolonged pressure in certain areas)
  • Radiation injuries (wounds resulting from previous radiation treatment or exposure)
  • Skin tears (wounds resulting from prolonged friction or blunt force that results in the separation of layers of skin)
  • Surgical wounds (wounds following a surgical procedure, some can be closed with sutures, but sometimes are left open for proper healing)
  • Traumatic injuries (unplanned, severe wounds resulting from a traumatic incident, such as a car accident or fall)
  • Venous insufficiency ulcers (leg or ankle wounds that result from damage to the veins)

Wound healing team

Wound healing is a unique process and requires full-service care from a variety of healthcare professionals. The team at our wound care center is made up of:

  • Experienced staff who assist with appointments, medical records and health insurance processing
  • Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management
  • Technicians who perform noninvasive studies and various therapies

The caring staff at our hospital is here for you not only for advanced wound healing treatment, but also for moral support and assistance with administrative requirements.

Wound treatment options

The treatment you receive at the wound care center will depend on the type of wound you have and its severity. Your doctor will individualize a treatment plan that fits your needs and focuses on proper healing. The specialists at our hospital treat all types of wounds, which means we provide a wide range of treatment options, including:

  • Bio-engineered tissues/growth factor therapy
  • Compression therapy (application of pressure to support the veins and improve blood flow)
  • Debridement (removal of non-viable/dead tissue)
  • Diabetes education
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Infectious disease management
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Specialized and creative offloading devices (devices that remove pressure from a foot ulcer to promote healing)
  • Total contact casting (special cast that removes weight from the foot, generally used for patients with diabetic foot ulcers)
  • Vacuum assisted closure (this therapy puts pressure on a wound to help it heal faster)
  • Wound dressing using advanced technologies