Wound Healing Treatments
Partner with the experts at Adventist HealthCare to care for wounds, ulcers and other conditions. Enhance your healing with specialized treatments that follow medical best practices.
Count on our team to make an effective, personalized care plan that may include:
- Cleaning the wound
- Compression wrapping, which uses special socks to improve blood flow in the legs
- Debridement, removal of damaged or infected tissue from a wound
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
- Pain management
- Pressure offloading devices to decrease weight on a foot wound
- Negative pressure wound therapy, also called vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) of a wound, a procedure that reduces air pressure on a wound
- Managing other conditions you have, such as diabetes
- Medications, such as ointments or antibiotics to treat an infection
- Rehabilitation services, like whirlpool therapy, physical therapy, orthotics and amputee care
- Surgery, including amputation (removal of a body part)
During your visits to a wound care center for treatments, we’ll check how the wound is healing, answer your questions and make any needed changes.
How Long Will It Take for My Wound to Heal?
Your recovery depends on the wound, your overall health and other factors. Heal as quickly and safely as possible thanks to our advanced therapies and ongoing care. Our goal is to heal wounds in 14 weeks or less.
Foods That Heal
Eating certain foods can improve healing and prevent infection. Rely on our nutrition experts to help you create a meal plan tailored to your preferences, health goals, condition and other medical concerns. Your doctor may recommend that you:
- Choose high-protein foods, like beans, eggs and nuts
- Eat a diet that’s high in fiber
- Get nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, copper and zinc
- Drink lots of water
- Avoid foods that are high in nitrates, such as bacon and hot dogs
Self-Care for Wounds
Talk to your doctor about taking care of the wound at home. To help it heal, you or your caregiver should:
- Keep the wound covered with a clean dressing.
- Change dressings according to your doctor’s recommendations.
- Wash your hands often.
- Watch for signs of infection, such as fever, increased pain or changes in color.
Protect the wound by avoiding:
- Scratching or removing scabs
- Smoking or secondhand smoke
- Soaking the wound in water