Wound Care and Limb Preservation
Experienced Care from Vascular Surgeons in Fremont
Our board-certified experts, in collaboration with the
Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, provide advanced wound care for patients with complex or chronic wounds.
When Is a Wound Considered Chronic?
Any type of wound, sore, ulcer, or cut that does not heal in approximately
30 days is considered chronic. This could also be evidence that you have
a peripheral vascular disease or another pre-existing medical condition
that is affecting your body’s natural healing process and blood
flow. You need specialized treatment from wound care experts. Our vascular
specialists at Washington Township Medical Foundation can help.
Correcting vascular problems is a major component of wound care, and we
offer an experienced and interdisciplinary wound care team, including:
Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. This team is made up of doctors, nurses, therapists, and other medical
professionals using advanced care treatments to help wounds heal. In addition,
the clinic provides access to physical therapists, dietitians, pain management
specialists, and diabetes educators.
Washington Lymphedema Services. This staff is certified to treat lymphedema patients, helping each patient
learn how to manage the condition and keep it under control. Through special
massage techniques and knowledge of the latest treatment options, certified
lymphedema therapists and physical therapists help sufferers regain control
and take their lives back through quality, local care.
Conditions and treatments include:
Chronic venous disease – Chronic venous diseases can prevent healing in the legs. Our experienced
vascular experts offer therapies and treatments that include intermittent
hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and––in some cases––venous surgery or skin grafting.
Arterial/Venous leg ulcer – Leg ulcers are open sores/wounds that refuse to heal. Symptoms of venous
leg ulcers include itching, leg swelling, and pain. These ulcers are often
caused by venous insufficiency, which can cause blood flow to slow down
and affect leg veins.
Diabetic foot ulcer – This condition is an open wound or sore. About 15 percent of diabetes
patients experience this condition. Of this number, 6 percent may be hospitalized
due to complications related to the wound or infections. We also treat
leg infections and complications that can result from diabetes.
Post-operation – It is important to prevent infections at surgical sites. Our team
provides complete care for post-surgical wounds.
Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Department of Vascular Surgery
39141 Civic Center Dr., Suite #106
Fremont, CA 94538