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Wound care

Wound care involves medical interventions to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are nonhealing or refuse to heal on their own. A vital aspect of treatment includes learning how to properly dress and care for a wound.

Wound care centers in Greater Houston

When you are experiencing an acute or nonhealing wound, we are here to help.

From Pearland to Tomball, HCA Houston Healthcare has seven hospital locations across the Greater Houston area that offer complete, comprehensive care for all types of wounds. Within our network of care, you will find board-certified physicians and surgeons who specialize in wound care, internal medicine, infectious disease, vascular care and podiatry.

Conditions treated by our wound care specialists

We provide care for a range of acute and chronic wounds, including:

  • Arterial and venous wounds
  • Burns
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Infected wounds
  • Ischemic wounds
  • Nonhealing surgical wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Wounds resulting from radiation

Wound care services we provide

Our multidisciplinary wound care team includes physicians, surgeons, registered nurses, diabetes educators, dietitians and both physical and occupational therapists.

Wound dressings

Dressing management is essential in the prevention of bacterial growth and in promoting wound healing. A dressing is designed to be in direct contact with the wound, which makes it different from a bandage.

Wound debridement

An open wound or ulcer cannot be properly evaluated until the dead tissue or foreign matter is removed. There are four types of wound debridement enhancing wound closure, including autolytic debridement, enzymatic debridement, mechanical debridement and sharp debridement.

Lymphedema management

Lymphedema is a chronic disorder characterized by persistent swelling in the arms, legs, face, neck, abdomen or chest due to blocked lymph channels. Because the lymph nodes remove impurities from the circulatory system, damage to the lymph system affects the body’s ability to fight infection, interfering with the normal healing process.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

HBOT is an advanced wound care technique, allowing you to sit in a pressurized chamber while breathing in 100 percent oxygen. Pure oxygen levels help increase the supply of oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body, which allows for maximum healing.

Compression therapy

Sometimes wounds can swell and prevent the circulation of blood from reaching the surface of your skin. Swelling can often be worst in your feet, ankles and lower legs. By applying compression stockings, you can reduce the swelling brought on by your wound. Compression stockings squeeze the fluid from your legs, thereby reducing the swelling.

Bioengineered tissue and skin replacement

Bioengineered tissue is used to permanently replace damaged or missing skin on a wound. The covering is necessary because the skin protects the body from fluid loss, aids in temperature regulation and helps prevent disease-causing bacteria or viruses from entering the body. Wounds that are left to heal on their own can contract bacteria, often resulting in serious scarring.

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