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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 specialists in Asheville, North Carolina

When wounds are difficult to heal, we offer effective care.

Mission Hospital experts understand how to care for slow or nonhealing injuries. We offer successful methods to stimulate and support your body's healing system.

Types of wounds we treat

Our expertise and advanced technology allow us to treat a range of wound-related injuries, including:

  • Burns
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Postsurgical wounds
  • Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
  • Radiation wounds
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Slow or nonhealing wounds
  • Spider bite wounds
  • Traumatic injury wounds
  • Venous stasis ulcers

Our wound treatments and services

When wounds take 30 days or more to heal, they need specialized treatment. At our facility, we're skilled at this type of special care.

Wound healing at our facility

Our specialists are highly trained in treating many types of wounds. They understand the intricacies of wound treatment, including:

  • Foot and nail care — Care using nail cutting, debridement and grinding down of the nails, callous paring and diabetic foot care education
  • Hydrotherapy — Treatment that uses water to reduce pain symptoms, strengthen muscles and improve movement
  • Occupational therapy — Treatment focusing on helping you adapt techniques to perform tasks at home, school or work
  • Ostomy care — Evaluation and treatment to create an external opening in the body; care includes troubleshooting, preoperative education, presurgery markings, postoperative follow-up, outpatient care and support groups
  • Physical therapy — Treatment that helps improve movement, functionality
  • Surgical intervention — Evaluation and consultation for surgical solutions for nonhealing wounds
  • Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring (TCOM) — Testing to determine oxygen levels, wound healing potential, hyperbaric candidacy and mapping for surgical intervention and amputations
  • Wound care — Evaluation and treatment using debridements, advanced topical dressings and products, biological dressings, skin grafts, skin substitutes, growth factors, off-loading, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT, wound vacs), total contact casting, compression wraps, unna boots, dopplers and ankle-brachial index testing

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

HBOT is a specialized technique based on the principle that highly-oxygenated injuries heal faster. Increasing your blood's oxygen also helps your white cells fight infection, stimulates tissue growth and supports blood vessel development. Typically, you'll receive the treatment in a sealed, pressurized hyperbaric chamber where you breathe in 100 percent oxygen.

Trauma center

Before receiving care in our wound center, you may have required treatment at our trauma center, especially if you had a critical or life-threatening injury. Our North Carolina-designated, Level II Trauma Center, is the only facility serving the western region. Here, our emergency room and trauma center specialists stabilize you and consult with our wound experts to create an individualized treatment plan.

Referrals to our wound center

You can receive services at our facility either by walk-in or appointment. Your physician can also refer you to our center.

You can also talk with a staff member by calling us at (828) 213-4600.

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