Get professional wound care to prevent infection, scarring, and other complications. At Vie Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida, a compassionate medical team provides wound care for acute and chronic wounds. If you need help treating a skin lesion, ulcer, or cut, contact the office today or use the online tool to book an appointment.
Wound care describes the strategies used to treat wounds, including cuts and ulcers. It aims to help you heal and avoid infection and other complications. The team at Vie Medical Center customizes wound care according to the type and severity of your case.
See a medical practice for wound care if you have a:
You may also need professional care for non-healing surgical and chronic wounds. Get them checked and treated if they seem to heal slowly, continue to drain or bleed, or become infected.
If you have a chronic or immediate injury, the first step in treating a wound is to stop bleeding. As you make your way to the office, press gauze or a clean cloth against the wound.
When you arrive for your exam, your provider asks about the nature of your wound and what may have caused it. They’ll evaluate the lesion, clean the area, remove dirt or grit, and apply topical medications to prevent infection.
Some wounds require staples or stitches. You receive local numbing medication before your wound is closed.
Your provider will dress your wound with gauze or bandages. They’ll give you directions on changing these wrappings to ensure the wound heals.
Your provider will also assess if you need a tetanus shot for a puncture wound or a wound created by a dirty object.
Signs of an infection include pus, warmth around the wound, and swelling. If your wound won’t heal, it may also indicate infection.
Infected wounds require antibiotics to eradicate the bacterial infection.
Chronic wounds are those that have not healed within the expected timeframe or have stalled in the healing process for more than three months. These types of wounds often result from underlying health conditions that interfere with the body's natural healing process.
Common examples of chronic wounds include diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers (bedsores), and venous leg ulcers.
The team at Vie Medical Center thoroughly assesses any chronic wounds, cleans and debrides the area to remove dead tissue, and offers specialized therapies to promote tissue regeneration and healing.
If you need professional wound care, reach out to Vie Medical Center. Call today or use this website to schedule your appointment online.