Everyone occasionally suffers minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises. For most of us, these wounds are an inconvenience, but not a cause for concern. That’s not the case for almost seven million Americans whose wound-healing process is hampered by a chronic condition such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis, poor circulation, or long-term immobility. The Central Jersey Wound and Edema Treatment Center helps treat non-healing (chronic) wounds and infection, which can lead to more serious complications if not cared for properly.
Chronic wounds that are treatable can include:
- Arterial leg ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure sores
- Ischemic ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Chemical wounds/burns
- Surgical wounds
- Spinal injury wounds
- Traumatic wounds
- Venous insufficiency
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Other chronic, non-healing wounds
WOUND CARE SERVICES
The Central Jersey Wound Treatment Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic wounds using the most advanced technology and procedures.
On your first visit, our wound care specialists provide a thorough initial examination and appraisal, which may include diagnostic tests to determine why a wound hasn’t healed. Based on the results of this comprehensive assessment, we can develop a customized treatment and education plan that meets your needs.
In addition to treating the wound itself, our staff is focused on prevention—educating patients and their caregivers on proper wound care and changes in nutrition or exercise that could enhance the healing process and prevent recurrences. As changes occur in your health status, team members will adapt the program to meet your individual needs.
Our systemic support through multiple disciplines, such as podiatry and general, vascular, plastic surgery and diabetes specialists, allows wound patients to focus on healing process.
To achieve the fastest possible healing, we use a comprehensive approach to treatment and intervention that may include:
- Removal of unhealthy tissue
- Antibiotic therapy
- Conventional and advanced wound dressings
- Nutrition counseling
- Edema/Lymphedema therapy
- Protective footwear
- Skin substitutes
SIGNS YOU NEED WOUND CARE TREATMENT
If you have a sore or ulcer that hasn’t shown improvement or if the area hasn’t entirely healed within one month, you should speak with your primary care physician about specialized wound care treatment. A physician referral is not necessary to access the Central Jersey Wound Treatment Center unless your insurance requires it. Our team can gladly answer any questions you might have about a specific wound or about the center itself.
Theresa F.As someone with diabetes, Theresa Falcicchio knew to track her blood sugar, take her medication, and check her feet for sores. However, it didn’t take long for a seemingly minor blister to snowball into a serious condition that threatened to take her leg. On a warm fall day at her grandson’s football game, Theresa, 66, a recent widow, developed a...Read More >
Thomas R.Though Jersey City native Thomas Ryan, 58, had been living with diabetes for 30 years, he was faced with yet another health-related obstacle when he had to undergo amputation of four of the toes on his left foot at a hospital in Hoboken. A common side effect of diabetes, poor circulation in his legs left him with an infection and...Read More >