Most wounds, minor cuts and scratches heal on their own within two weeks. However, there are times when a wound stays open longer due to blood flow problems, infection, diabetes, or poor nutrition.
At Heritage Valley WoundCare, teamwork, coordinated care, advanced technologies and excellent outcomes are available in one convenient location. Many types of wounds are treated at the center. Some of the most common types of wounds treated are Diabetic Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Arterial Ulcers, Venous Ulcers, Trauma, Non-healing surgical wounds, and any wound that has not healed in 1 month.
Coordinated Clinical Team
WoundCare has all the specialists you may need working together in one location to help you heal. Specialists who are part of the Heritage Valley team include Certified Wound Specialist Physicians (CWSP), Vascular Surgeons, General Surgeons, Family Practice Physicians, Podiatrists, Infectious Disease Specialists, Physical Therapists, Nutritionists, and Diabetic Educators.
WoundCare helps heal chronic wounds faster by treating the cause of the non-healing wound and applying evidence-based, medical and surgical techniques that are outcome-focused and cost-effective. Treatment methods include Advanced wound dressings, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Negative pressure wound therapy, Bioengineered tissue, Debridement, Ultrasonic Debridement, and Compression Wraps to decrease lower leg swelling.
Patients and their families or caregivers are taught how to care for their wounds at home to further facilitate faster and more permanent healing. The latest approved devices and dressings to promote healing are used.