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Wound Care

Having a small cut and scrape from time to time is a normal part of life. And most people would likely reach for some over-the-counter topical disinfectant and a bandage to heal it. However, not all wounds will heal this simply. Wounds that don’t heal in a timely manner will require a visit to the doctor so the open wound isn’t vulnerable to dirt, germs, bacteria, and potential infection.

Diabetics have additional concerns when they have a wound that just won’t heal. The Excela Advanced Wound Center team includes staff specially trained in wound care as well as podiatrists, vascular and general surgeons, and internists. They share their knowledge and expertise to address patients and apply state-of-the-art treatments to promote healing.

About Wounds

Acute wounds, such as an abrasion, a cut, bite, laceration, or surgical wounds, among others, generally heal within a predicted time frame and with proper care. However, other wounds are not basic and can become chronic. These wounds don’t heal within a predictable timeframe and may in fact take months or years to heal. They may also never heal with standard therapy, often causing an individual physical and/or emotional stress. Any acute wound can progress to a chronic wound if it does not heal within the expected time frame or as a result of poor blood supply, oxygen, nutrients, or hygiene. Non-healing wounds should be properly treated to avoid infection, inflammation, or constant pressure.

What Causes Chronic Wounds?

Typical causes of chronic wounds may include:

  • Poor circulation
  • Diabetes
  • Neuropathy
  • Vascular disease
  • Age
  • Repeated trauma
  • Difficulty moving
  • Radiation injury
  • Burns
  • Infection

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 Health Advanced Wound Center Locations

Medical Commons One
530 South Street, Suite 140
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-830-8527

Excela Square at Frick Campus
490 South Church Street
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Phone: 724-542-1930