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The Center for Wound Healing at Memorial Hospital Pembroke is a comprehensive outpatient treatment program specializing in the prevention and treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. Our multidisciplinary team of wound care specialists is made up of physicians, nurses and technicians with advanced training and unmatched experience in wound healing. They work together using some of the most sophisticated therapies and effective medications to create a treatment plan to meet your individual needs.
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During your initial visit, the wound care team will conduct a complete medical history and physical exam for each patient, which includes input from your referring physician. Blood tests, X-rays and vascular studies also may be performed to help determine the cause of the patient's hard-to-heal wounds.
After a thorough analysis of your test results and medical history, our Wound Care team will design a treatment program that is based on your unique needs. The program may include regular visits to the Center in Pembroke Pines to provide treatment and evaluate your progress. You may also be given detailed instructions on how to care for your wound at home.
Wound conditions that may benefit from treatment:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Compromised grafts, flaps or surgical incisions
- Crush injuries
- Diabetes-related foot and ankle ulcers
- Hard-to-heal wounds
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Post-radiation tissue injury
- Pressure ulcers
- Trauma wounds
- Venous stasis or arterial insufficiency ulcers
- Wounds caused by poor circulation or trauma
At the Center for Wound Healing, our specialists understand the many factors that may delay or prevent wound healing, and we use a variety of wound care services, including some of the most advanced treatment options. A specialized wound treatment plan may include a combination of any of the following services:
- Advanced dressings and wraps
- Antibiotic therapy
- Application of specialty dressings
- Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help raise oxygen levels at the wound site
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Nutritional supplements
- Off-loading with crutches, wheelchairs and other devices
- Physical therapy
- Revascularization to improve blood flow
- Surgical debridement to remove infected tissue and bone
In addition to medical treatment, patients benefit from one-on-one instruction, including diabetes education, foot care, nutrition, smoking cessation, exercise, skin care and prevention of future injuries.
During your treatment, our team will work collaboratively with your referring physician with regular progress reports to identify and manage possible complications. Once the wound has healed, you will return to the referring physician for continuity of care.
Many health insurance plans cover wound care treatment. Please bring your insurance information with you on your first visit to our Wound Care office.
If you have a chronic, non-healing wound, please ask your doctor for a referral to the Center for Wound Healing. Physicians may refer patients to the Center for Wound Healing at Memorial Hospital Pembroke, or patients may call the Center directly at 954-883-8014 to schedule an evaluation of any chronic or non-healing wound.