Wound Management and Dressings
Wound Care Services
If you’re suffering from a non-healing wound, you’re not alone. There are many patients who are just like you, and are kept away from doing things they love to do because of chronic non-healing wounds. Whether caused by diabetic wound, chronic leg ulcers, poor circulation, physical trauma or other conditions, our doctors at London Health Centre are experts in Wound Care.
London Health Centre offers a highly-integrated, comprehensive approach for wound management with our primary care doctors who are actively involved in dressing wounds. By using materials with medical technology, we have a high success rate of wound healing, featuring:
Four layer compression bandaging
Negative pressure wound therapy
Some of the dressing brands that we use include:
Smith & Nephew
Covidien AMD (Antimicrobial Foam Dressing)
Who Needs Wound Care?
There are a variety of circumstances in which a person may need, wound care. They include, but are not limited to:
• Ulcers (pressure, diabetic, neuropathic or ischemic)
• Surgical wounds
• Peristomal skin irritations
• Preservation of compromised skin grafts and flaps
• Crush injury/acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
• Progressive necrotizing infections (necrotizing fasciitis)
• Traumatic wounds
What you can expect…
On your first visit, our specialist will evaluate your wound and general health. They’ll review your medical, wound and medication history. A blood test may be involved. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood flow and oxygen flow in the area of your wound. In addition, your doctor will determine whether you may need antibiotics as well as a tetanus injection.
The healing program is determined upon the results of your personal needs as well as testing and evaluation. This program will include regular visits to our centre for treatment and evaluations of your progress. You and/or your care-givers will be given detailed instructions for home-care including dietary and nutrition recommendations, instructions for changing dressings (bandages) and recommendations for protecting the wound from further injury.
We request you to keep your appointments, follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely between visits.