Do you have a severe, open, or infected wound that needs proper closure? At Podiatry Institute of the South, the skilled board-certified podiatric surgeons offer complex wound closure to minimize scarring and reduce the risk of complications. Call one of the offices in Senatobia, Mississippi, West Memphis, Arkansas, or Memphis, Millington, or Bartlett, Tennessee, to set up an appointment or schedule one online today.
Complex wound closure is a procedure available at Podiatry Institute of the South that allows your podiatrist to properly close an open wound that is large, infected, or not healing properly on its own. Getting the treatment you need to fully recover from a wound is the best way to avoid complications and the need for more invasive procedures.
The advantages of choosing complex wound closure at Podiatry Institute of the South include:
The experts at Podiatry Institute of the South have many years of experience closing simple and complex wounds. They use the latest advances in wound care techniques to offer outstanding results.
To find out if you’re a candidate for complex wound closure, your Podiatry Institute of the South provider evaluates the affected wound and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may take a tissue sample or swab to determine if your wound is infected, or you might complete blood tests. Your podiatrist then makes a decision regarding the best way to treat your wound.
During complex wound closure, your Podiatry Institute of the South provider offers various methods. They first numb the treatment area to make sure you don’t feel pain. Your provider may drain the wound, if needed, remove any dead or infected tissue during debridement, and clean it before closing the wound layer by layer. You may also need skin grafting.
Your specialist might use stitches, staples, or other methods to close a complex wound and allow it to heal with minimal scarring. Your podiatrist may apply topical medicine to the wound to enhance healing or recommend you take oral antibiotics to eliminate an infection.
Over time as the wound heals, you may need to return to the Podiatry Institute of the South office to have sutures or staples removed.
The time it takes for a wound to heal varies from patient to patient, depending on how large or deep the wound is. It may take several weeks or months before complete healing occurs, and scarring eventually fades over time.
To learn more about complex wound closure at Podiatry Institute of the South and find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure, call the office or book an evaluation online today.