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Wound Care

At Independence Health System, we recognize the critical importance of expert wound care in promoting healing, preventing complications, and enhancing quality of life. Our locations are equipped to offer comprehensive wound care services, including advanced wound dressings, infection control, debridement, and more. Our program is designed not only to treat the wound itself but also to address underlying conditions that may impede healing, such as diabetes, neuropathy, or vascular disease.

Services We Offer

Independence Health System is committed to providing the highest standard of care. Our team of specialists, including physicians with advanced training in wound management, work collaboratively to develop a personalized care plan for each patient. With a focus on utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based practices, we always strive to provide the best possible outcomes for those we serve. Common types of wounds we treat include the following and more:

  • Diabetic wound
  • Infected wound
  • Skin wound
  • Venous/arterial wound
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Radiation therapy wounds
  • Ulcers
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Burns
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Animal/insect bites
  • Bone infections
  • Lymphedema
  • Gangrene
  • Edema
  • Chronic osteomyelitis
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps

Treatment Options

Depending on the severity of the problem, wound care specialists at the Wound Center can use one or a combination of several treatments including:

Aggressive wound debridement

Removes foreign matter and dead tissue to prevent infection and promote rapid healing.

Bioengineered tissue products

Known as “skin substitutes,” these products are used to replace tissue that has been lost.

Negative pressure wound therapy

A treatment option that can accelerate the healing process.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment

The most sophisticated system in the region that has resulted in outcomes called “miraculous.”

Regardless of the treatments selected, the advanced wound care team continues to work together, bringing their varied sets of skills and experience to address the problem and help the patient back to a normal, healthy life.

The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Wounds

Acute wounds, such as an abrasion, cut, bite, laceration, or surgical incision (among others) generally heal within a predicted time frame with proper care. However, other wounds can become chronic, meaning they don’t heal within a predictable timeframe and may take months or even years to heal.

Any acute wound can progress to a chronic wound if it does not heal within the expected time frame. This can occur due to a variety of factors, including poor blood supply, oxygen, nutrients, or hygiene. Non-healing wounds should be properly treated to avoid infection, inflammation, or constant pressure.

Learn More About the Wound Center at IHS

Whether you need urgent care for acute wounds or ongoing support for chronic wound management, our dedicated team is here to provide the specialized care you need.

To schedule an appointment in the Butler or Clarion Areas, call 833-604-7211. For an appointment in the Westmoreland Area, call 877-771-1234.

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