Excela Advanced Wound Center
Wounds that just won’t heal can create additional problems, especially for diabetics. The Excela Advanced Wound Center team includes podiatrists, vascular and general surgeons, a pulmonologist and internists along with support staff who have national certifications. They share their knowledge and expertise to address patient problems and apply state-of-the-art modalities. On an average day we treat 55 patients, on an outpatient basis.
Most basically acute wounds, such as an abrasion, a cut, bite, laceration or surgical wounds, among others, generally health within a predicted time frame and with proper care. In short, they heal. On the other end of the spectrum is the chronic wound, a wound that does not heal within that prescribed time and may take months or years to heal or may never heal with standard therapy, often casuing an individual physical and/or emotional stress. But, there is hope at the Excela Advanced Wound Center.
What Causes Chronic Wounds?
Some typical causes of chronic wounds may include:
• Poor circulation
• Vascular disease
• Repeated trauma
• Difficulty moving
• Radiation injury
Types of Wounds We Treat:
• Diabetic foot ulcers
• Venous ulcers
• Pressure ulcers, known more commonly as bed sores
• Arterial ulcers,
• Non-healing trauma or surgical wounds
• Delayed radiation injuries
• Second and third degree burns
• Chronic osteomyelitis, which is an inflammation of bone and bone marrow, usually caused by bacteria.
Excela Advanced Wound Center is located at:
Medical Commons One
530 South Street, Suite 140
Greensburg, Pa. 15601