Wound Conditions & Treatments
We’re dedicated to healing acute and chronic wounds for our communities in Colorado and western Kansas. Through advanced technology and the interdisciplinary expertise our doctors offer, we can provide you with the treatment you need to overcome or improve your condition.
Wounds we treat include:
- Chronic cellulitis and/or skin ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers, including Charcot's foot (weakening and dislocation of the bones and joints)
- Epidermolysis bullosa (diseases that cause the skin to blister)
- Injection injuries
- Ischemic ulcers (ulcers caused by insufficient blood flow)
- Lymphedema (fluid retention and swelling caused by the lymphatic system)
- Minor infections, such as animal bites
- Necrotizing fasciitis (an infection that results in the death of the tissues affected)
- Neuropathic ulcers (ulcers caused by damage or pressure to areas affected by nerve problems)
- Ostomies (surgically created openings in the body)
- Paronychia (nail disease)
- Pemphigus (disorders that cause blisters or sores on the skin or mouth)
- Pilonidal cyst (a cyst near the tailbone)
- Pressure ulcers (ulcers caused by pressure to soft tissues)
- Pyoderma gangrenosum (a condition that causes tissues to die and creates deep ulcers, usually in the legs)
- Radiation skin disorder
- Scleroderma ulcers (ulcers caused by a disease in connective tissues)
- Skin breakdown or irritation around tubes and stomas
- Skin damage cause by steroid use
- Skin grafts
- Surgical wounds
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (abbreviated as “TENS,” a severe skin reaction causing blistering and peeling)
- Vasculitis (a group of diseases characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels)
- Venous insufficiency (inadequate flow of blood through the veins)
- Wounds from trauma
Wound treatment details
Learn more about your treatment options and what to expect during your appointment.
When you get to one of our wound care centers, a doctor will examine your wound. The initial appointment consists of a full assessment to determine the wound’s causes along with the appropriate classification and size of the wound, your overall health status and your ability to continue with needed therapies until the issues are resolved. Based on this evaluation, we’ll customize a treatment plan using therapies best suited for your specific needs. While everyone’s plan is individualized, yours may include:
- Specialized wound dressings
- Debridement, or removing damaged tissue and foreign objects from a wound
- Compression therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Prescription medication, such as growth factors, shown to speed healing
- Bioengineered skin grafting
- Management of edema, or swelling cause by inflammation and injury
Insurance and appointments
To make an appointment, you’ll need a doctor’s referral.
If you have insurance, generally, pre-authorization is required. No authorization is needed if you have Medicare or Secure Horizons. Co-pays are due at the time of service.
Will it hurt?
While we’re treating your wound, we’ll use medicine to numb the wound and skin around the wound. If you normally take pain medicine for wound pain, your doctor may ask you to take your medication before you arrive. Please ask someone to drive you to your appointment, as pain medication can make you sleepy.