A non-healing wound may be painful and affect your quality of life. More seriously, a complicated long-term non-healing wound that has been left untreated or has not responded to treatment may result in an infection that may require amputation to prevent the infection from spreading throughout your body. The Comprehensive Wound Center specializes in treating non-healing wounds on the foot, ankle, leg, hand, wrist, or arm to preserve the affected area and limb.
Any type of non-healing wound can be a limb-threatening situation. People with circulation problems, such as peripheral arterial disease and the small vessel disease associated with diabetes, are most susceptible for risk of amputation because wounds without blood flow cannot heal. Also neuropathy or reduced or lack of sensation to the extremities, most associated with diabetics, often causes the formation of open wounds. The lack of pain protection and limited stimulation of the immune system impacts a wounds ability to be healed. Any open wound can lead to infection of the tissue or deeper to the bones. These limb preservation or limb salvage techniques are also used for limbs that have been severely injured or crushed from a traumatic event.
Dedicated to the functional preservation of limbs, the limb preservation specialists on our medical staff combine skill, expertise, and advanced technology to assess your situation and tailor an individualized treatment approach. Our multidisciplinary team coordinates with you and your physician to save your limb and to prevent further issues.
The specialists on Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton medical staff are experts in advanced limb preservation techniques including:
To learn more about the Comprehensive Wound Center at Baylor Scott & White Heart – Denton, please call 940.220.0887.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton or Baylor Scott & White Health.