Wound care specialists in Lone Tree
Wound healing is a complex process that must be followed closely and carefully. Our advanced wound care team takes an intensive, multidisciplinary approach to focus on healing wounds as rapidly as possible while treating the underlying causes that compromise the healing process.
A surprising number of people require wound care at some point in their lives. In addition, a large percent of patients with diabetes have chronic, non-healing wounds. Many other conditions can also contribute to non-healing wounds, such as peripheral vascular disease, arterial or venous ulcers, traumatic injury, radiation therapy, lymphedema and complications following surgery.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at (720) 225-2440.
Wound care services
At Sky Ridge's Advanced Wound Care Center, we offer:
- Patient-centered wound treatment
- Communication with referring physicians and specialists
- Specially trained wound care staff
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
- Patient education covering wound care, nutrition, dressing changes and prevention of additional wounds
- The latest wound care products and technology
- A comfortable suite in our Aspen Medical Office Building with easy access and complimentary valet service
Other treatments and related services include:
- Ostomy education and problem-solving
- Wound debridement, or removing unhealthy tissue from the wound to promote healing
- Advanced wound dressings
- Compression therapy to increase blood flow activity in the lower limbs
- Vacuum-assisted closure therapy to decrease air pressure on the wound
Types of wounds we treat
If you suffer from chronic wounds that have not responded to conventional treatment, then the Advanced Wound Care Center at Sky Ridge can help. We provide a thorough assessment to identify the underlying disease factors and develop an accompanying care plan for a variety of wounds such as:
- Chronic wounds, including diabetic ulcers, peripheral vascular ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial insufficiency ulcers and “pressure”, or decubitus, ulcers
- Non-healing, post-surgical and traumatic wounds
- Burn wounds
- Charcot foot and total contact casting
- Skin ulcers
What to expect at your wound care appointment
At your appointment, your provider will thoroughly examine the infected area and ask you specific questions about your wound and medical history. Make sure you bring a current list of your medications, any allergies, surgeries and hospitalizations with you to your appointment.
We will then develop a customized treatment plan for you and instruct you on how to care for your wound until your next visit and minimize the development of new wounds.
Will it hurt?
Members of your wound care team will apply medication to numb the skin around the wound to make you as comfortable as possible while we treat it.
Does my insurance cover wound care treatment?
While many health plans cover wound care treatment, coverage depends on your specific plan and any necessary referrals and/or authorizations your plan may specify. Please be sure to bring your insurance card and any other necessary paperwork, such as a prescription card, to your first appointment.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to treat problematic wounds, which may benefit from the pressurized 100 percent oxygen this therapy provides. HBOT is also used to treat the effects of radiation, poorly healing skin flaps and grafts, infected bone, decompression sickness and a variety of other illnesses.
Conditions we treat with hyperbaric therapy include:
- Diabetic lower extremity ulcers
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
- Preparation and preservation of a compromised skin graft/flap
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Atherosclerosis of the native arteries with ulceration
- Crush injuries
Our wound care center team
The experts at our Advanced Wound Care Center at Sky Ridge works closely with a team of specialists, including general surgeons, foot and ankle specialists, intensivists and pulmonologists, to determine why a particular wound is not healing and to develop a coorduinated plan of care to heal the wound as quickly as possible.