For many people, a wound from a cut or scrape is a temporary inconvenience. But when a wound is chronic – meaning hard to heal – specialized treatment is usually needed.
Some chronic wounds require the removal of unhealthy tissue to promote healing, which can be painful depending on the technique. The Central Jersey Wound and Edema Treatment Center at CentraState is one of a few centers in New Jersey to offer patients a more comfortable approach: the Misonix SonicOne®, which uses ultrasound technology.
“This gentle treatment uses low frequency and low intensity ultrasound waves, and most patients experience no pain,” explains Diane Yacono, APN-C, CWS, nurse manager at the Central Jersey Wound and Edema Treatment Center. “The procedure removes the dead tissue and stimulates wound healing.”
Almost seven million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds due to chronic conditions such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, poor circulation or long-term immobility. If the wounds are not treated properly, they can lead to complications, including life-threatening blood infections (sepsis) or bone infections.
When to Seek Wound Care
According to Yacono, you should see a wound care specialist if a wound is getting larger despite conventional care, or if you have pain that’s getting worse.
Patients can make an appointment at the Central Jersey Wound and Edema Treatment Center without a physician’s prescription. At the first visit, a clinician provides a thorough examination that may include diagnostic tests to determine why a wound hasn’t healed, whether it’s due to a surgical incision that isn’t healing, swelling in the legs, diabetic ulcers or another issue. Based on the results, each patient receives a customized treatment and education plan.
The interdisciplinary team at the Central Jersey Wound and Edema Treatment Center coordinates patient care from inpatient stays to outpatient treatment. Attesting to its high-quality care, the center has earned Disease-Specific Certification from The Joint Commission for wound care. The recently expanded center is located adjacent to the hospital campus and features convenient parking and eight spacious treatment rooms.
“Our patients are so happy with an effective and pain-free solution for their chronic wounds,” Yacono says. “And we are pleased to offer this treatment that will help them lead healthier lives.”
Central Jersey Wound and Edema Treatment Center at CentraState
For more information about the Central Jersey Wound and Edema Treatment Center at CentraState, visit centrastate.com/woundcare or call 866-659-6863.