CENTER FOR ADVANCED WOUND CARE AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE

ULCER CARE

​Ulcers are common types of chronic, non-healing wounds. Patients with impaired sensation, prolonged periods of immobility, or advanced age can often suffer from ulcers. 

At the Center for Advanced Wound Care, we treat the following types of ulcers, but not limited to:

  • Diabetic ulcers: If you have diabetes, you may be prone to foot ulcers since you may not have protective sensation on your feet. Causes of foot ulcers include excessive pressure or rubbing against the skin that may result from wearing ill-fitting shoes or walking barefoot.
  • Pressure injuries: Bedridden patients, paraplegics and quadriplegics are at increased risk of developing pressure injuries. Pressure injuries are most common over the buttocks, hips, spine, shoulder, ankles and heels.
  • Traumatic ulcers:Trauma or injury to the body may result in a loss of tissue layers and damage to or loss of body parts or organs. Trauma may also compromise the arterial, venous or lymphatic systems of the body.
  • Ulcers due to arterial insufficiency:Complete or partial arterial blockage can lead to ulcers. If you have arterial disease, you may have tests to measure blood flow or to locate a blockage in your arteries.
  • Venous ulcers: These ulcers are usually a symptom of venous disease, where the veins in your legs are compromised, causing blood to build up. Typical venous ulcers appear near the ankle and are often painful.