Wound Care

At All South Bay Footcare, we understand that dealing with a wound can be frustrating, especially if it’s not healing as quickly as you’d like. That’s why we offer a variety of wound care and treatment options to help our patients heal as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We treat all types of wounds, including those caused by infection, trauma,diabetes, pressure, surgery, burns, radiation, and more. Our team of experienced wound care specialists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

Wound care and treatment at All South Bay Footcare may include

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Wound Debridement

1. Wound debridement: A procedure used to remove dead, damaged, or infected tissue from wounds. This helps to prevent infection and promotes healing by removing a layer of bacteria and older tissue that is stalled in a non healing state.

2. Clinical studies have shown that weekly wound debridement can significantly improve rates of wound closure. We may recommend this for our patients who are struggling to heal.

Below are several of the modalities we offer to accelerate the wound healing process and maximize healing potential while minimizing downtime.

VAC (vacuum assisted closure)

One of the therapies we use is VAC (vacuum assisted closure). This therapy works by removing fluids and infectious substances which helps to protect the wound environment. The device helps to draw the wound edges together by creating a vacuum, negative pressure area, over the wound site. This promotes the development of granulation tissue, which is collagen-rich tissue which forms as the body heals the injury.

VAC therapy also assists in the promotion of blood flow to the foot and to the affected areas. Which makes it a great adjunctive therapy for people with circulation problems.

This therapy is often used for diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and post-operative wounds. It can be used on both open wounds and closed wounds. VAC therapy has been shown to decrease the healing time of wounds, as well as the risk of infection.

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Radiation and Burn Wounds

If you have suffered a burn, it is important to seek medical treatment right away. A burn occurs when heat or thermal energy is inflicted on the skin and damages it. The amount of time the heat was applied will determine the severity and depth of the injury. Depending on the degree of the injury, most individuals can recover without severe health consequences. A more severe burn will require emergency medical care right away to prevent complications.

At All South Bay Footcare, we are equipped to treat many types and stages of burns to the entire foot, ankle, and leg. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs to treat your lower extremity. We understand the importance of proper wound care and will take the time to ensure that your wounds are healed properly. Contact us today to learn more about our burn treatment services.

Skin Grafting

At All South Bay Footcare, we are proud to offer a wide range of wound care and treatment services. One of the most in-demand services we provide is skin grafting.

There are typically 3 skin grafting options we offer. First is an autograft. An autograft is a thin layer of skin harvested from the patient themselves, this is a safe and fast method of healing and covering larger wounds that have stalled or are slow to heal. It is often used in reconstructive surgery for the lower extremity and works great for burns, trauma and larger wounds.

Another type of graft is an allograft. An allograft, is a graft harvested from another human, typically a placental or amniotic tissue graft that has been donated. This tissue is processed in a sterile fashion and removed of harmful contaminants to be applied to a lower extremity wound.

Finally, xenografts are another tool for complex wounds. Xenografts are made of collagens and other essential growth factors necessary to heal wound from a different species, typically an animal, such as a pig or cow.

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If you or a loved one is in need of wound care and treatment services, please do not hesitate to contact us at All South Bay Footcare. We would be more than happy to help you through this difficult time.

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