Wound healing is a process whereby the human body attempts to repair damage,
generally to the outside of the body's surface (skin). The simple process of a
scab forming after a child skins his knee is a perfect representation of this
concept. The formation of scar tissue after a surgical procedure is another.
However, there are many instances where the body cannot repair the damage
successfully, causing a host of other problems like infection, gangrene, and, in
some cases, amputation.
Non-healing wounds can attack any external part of the body, and they can take
many forms. Some of the most common are pressure ulcers, while others develop as
a result of post-surgical complications. Often, a patient has multiple problems
simultaneously, making wound healing a difficult (and sometimes impossible)
Where the Healing Begins
It can come from a visit to your doctor, during which you discuss your inability
to heal a wound and what options you have to consider. It can come from you
directly, after visiting several doctors and hearing conflicting pieces of
information that make it difficult for you to assess what you should do next.
Regardless of where it comes from, the decision to seek our professional advice
and treatment is there for you if you need it, and the process of wound healing
can begin for you.
When you call us to make an appointment (or use our
Form), we will begin to gather information about you and
what next steps need to be taken. We'll determine the best day and time for you
to come in and meet with our team to begin your assessment. From there, we'll
determine which one of our physicians might be best suited to handle your
particular problem, and you will receive a consultation with that doctor. Or, if
that doctor isn't available for some reason, we'll set up another appointment at
Assessing Your Non-Healing Wound
At this critical juncture, you will learn what we believe your problem is, and
what we recommend be done to treat and resolve it. We'll discuss your problem
internally, and with your primary care physician, specialist or other medical
professionals involved in your care, and, of course, with you. One of the most
difficult aspects patients face is uncertainty, and we have so much experience,
and such sophisticated expertise, that we will address your fears and concerns
and give you a plan of action you can feel comfortable in adopting.
When You're Ready
If you know you need professional wound healing care, visit your doctor, or call
us at 908-994-5480 for an appointment. Or, if you prefer, you can use our
Form to initiate the process. Whatever method you
choose, once we receive your request, the healing can begin.