A chronic wound is one that doesn’t heal either in the usual amount of time or in the expected way. Chronic wounds can be caused and affected by age, infection, diabetic neuropathy, pressure, or blood circulation problems.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center wound management specialty clinic treats chronic wounds. Often, patients come to the clinic after suffering for years with a wound that “just won’t heal.”
Our team performs a thorough assessment to understand all the issues affecting the wound, then develops an individualized plan to treat it. This plan often requires weekly visits with the wound management team as we aggressively work to heal the wound and return the patient to regular life. We may coordinate with the patient’s primary care provider, home health agency, infusion service, or durable medical equipment company to provide the best treatment plan.
Some patients have such significant issues that surgery may be required to address underlying conditions. In that case, we have board-certified surgeons who conduct weekly clinics. Each of these board-certified surgeons has received additional specialized training in the care of chronic wounds.
The wound management clinic is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.