A surprising number of people require advanced wound care at some point in their lives.
In fact, at least 15% of patients with diabetes experience a chronic, nonhealing wound, while nondiabetics may experience a nonhealing wound because of poor circulation, radiation therapy, trauma or other causes. The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at LI Community Hospital can help.
Our conveniently located Center features skilled specialists who incorporate a comprehensive treatment approach for a variety of wounds including:
- Chronic, non-healing wounds.
- Diabetic foot or leg ulcers.
- Venous leg ulcers.
- Pressure ulcers (bedsores).
- Gangrene – ischemic wounds (poor/no blood supply).
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps.
- Crush injuries.
- Refractory osteomyelitis (recurrent bone infection).
- Radionecrosis (tissue damage due to radiation therapy).
- Ostomy-related skin problems and wounds.
- Brown recluse spider bites.
Are you a candidate for specialized wound care?
If you suffer from a chronic or nonhealing wound, speak with your primary care physician about a referral to our Wound Care Center or contact us directly at 631.-687.4190 for an assessment. If you are a candidate for this ouptatient program, the Wound Care Center will immediately work with you and your doctor to deliver:
- Advanced therapies.
- Proven clinical protocols.
- An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments for your specific needs.
- Assessment and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care specialists, including nurse case managers who will oversee every aspect of your treatment.
- Education for you and your family to help healing happen at home, including materials and resources related to prevention, nutrition, hygiene and more.
- Ongong communication and collaboration with you and your doctor so that you each remain informed about your progress.