Most wounds heal on their own within 2-4 weeks. However, sometimes they take longer to heal due to blood flow problems, infection, poor nutrition or an underlying health condition. These wounds may require specialty care.
Our team of experts includes wound healing physicians, infectious disease specialists, a podiatrist and certified wound care nurses. The Carle Wound Healing Center has served over 16,000 patients and managed more than 30,000 wounds since opening in 2000.
The team treats all types of skin ulcers, including:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Venous Ulcers
- Trauma and minor burns
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Delayed complications from radiation
- Compromised grafts or flaps
- Ulcers caused by bone infection
- Ulcers caused by other diseases or medications
- Any wound that has not healed in 4 weeks
Treatment methods may include:
- Cleaning the wound and converting it to an acute wound so the immune system will help us heal it
- Advanced wound dressings that are moist and reduce pain
- Dressings that reduce infection without the need for antibiotics
- Cell and tissue based technologies to close the wound earlier
- Special devices to reduce pressure
- Compression wraps to reduce the fluid in your legs
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy to speed healing
- Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) for non-emergent conditions to increase oxygen in the cells promoting new blood vessels and new cells
If you have a wound that is not healing, Carle Wound Healing may be able to help. For more information, call (217) 326-4325 in Urbana or (217) 444-5835 in Danville.