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 swelling, diabetes, poor circulation, infection, radiation, pressure and nutrition issues. When this occurs, specialized care is needed to treat the wound.
Heritage Valley WoundCare provides patients with advanced, outpatient treatment for difficult, non-healing wounds. Our specially trained team offers coordinated care, advanced wound technologies and treatments, and excellent outcomes. Some of the most common types of wounds treated are diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, skin tears, post-surgical incisions, radiation wounds, burns, traumatic injuries, and any wound that has not healed in one month.
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 both outcome-focused and cost-effective. Treatment methods include advanced wound dressings, negative pressure wound therapy, bioengineered tissue, debridement, ultrasonic debridement, compression wraps to decrease lower leg swelling, and skin grafting. For patients who do not respond to treatments as expected, WoundCare offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) at its locations in Beaver, Kennedy Township and the North Hills.
WoundCare has all the specialists you need working together in one location to help you heal. In addition, patients and their families or caregivers learn how to care for their wounds at home to facilitate faster and more permanent healing.
To make an appointment at one of our WoundCare centers, please call 724-770-7998 (Beaver); 412-250-2600 (Kennedy Township) or 412-847-7500 (North Hills).