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Wound Care Specialist

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL CONSULTANTS -  - Orthopedics

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL CONSULTANTS

Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, & Podiatry located in Merrillville, IN

If you have a severe or non-healing wound, see the experts at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants in Merrillville, Indiana. Their board-certified orthopaedic specialists offer comprehensive wound care services to promote the healing of a wound and ensure it heals the right way. Call the Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants office to schedule a wound care visit or book an appointment online today.

Wound Care Q & A

What is wound care?

Wound care at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants includes evaluations and treatment of severe wounds or those that don’t heal with at-home care. Untreated, non-healing injuries can become infected or cause other complications when left untreated. The Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants team offers cutting-edge wound care treatments.

What are the benefits of wound care?

The many benefits of wound care at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants include:

  • Effective wound healing
  • Faster wound healing 
  • Less bleeding
  • Low risk of infection
  • No pain
  • No surgery
  • No downtime

Proper wound care with the experts at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants is the best way to reduce your risk of pain, infections, and other complications. 

Why might I need wound care?

Any time you have a severe or non-healing wound, wound care with the specialists at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants is a good idea. You may have an injury that needs medical attention because of a large laceration, painful burn, diabetic foot problem, or a wound that doesn't heal on its own over time.

Is wound care right for me?

During wound care visits at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants, your provider discusses your medical history and symptoms. They examine the wounds you’re concerned about and evaluate your feet if you have diabetes.

Your specialist may recommend that you complete blood tests or take a tissue sample from a wound to determine if it’s infected.

What are common wound care treatments?

Wound care treatments that the specialists at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants could recommend for you include:

Debridement

The providers at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants offer wound debridement. During this procedure, they clean wounded tissues and remove the damaged, dead, or infected skin to help your wound heal effectively.

Medications 

Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants providers may suggest that you take oral medication or use topical medications to reduce the risk of or heal from an infection.

Sutures

Your specialist can stitch open wounds shut to help them heal properly.

Bandaging

Providers at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants offer different types of bandaging to reduce discomfort associated with open wounds and your risk of infection.

Skin grafts

The team at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants offers skin grafts from other areas of your body, or they use artificial skin grafts to treat larger non-healing wounds.

To reap the many benefits of wound care at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.