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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 center in Brevard, North Carolina

Wounds can slow you down, but we're here to support you on the path to healing.

At Transylvania Regional Hospital, our transitional care unit (TCU) provides wound care through a variety of treatments, such as advanced topical dressings and negative pressure wound therapy. Our hope is to work together to eliminate your barriers to healing.

Types of wounds we treat

Wounds can result from surgery, traumatic accidents and chronic conditions, such as diabetes. Our experienced specialists treat many different wounds, including:

  • Actinomycosis (refractory)
  • Burns
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Crush injuries
  • Decompression sickness
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Gas gangrene
  • Lower-extremity leg ulcers
  • Nonhealing wounds
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Ostomy leakage management
  • Peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Postsurgical infections
  • Postsurgical wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Radiation tissue damage
  • Radiation wounds
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Spider bites
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Venous stasis ulcers

Our wound care services

Unified in their commitment to minimizing your discomfort, our specialists design a treatment plan that soothes your cut, burn or nonhealing wound.

Wound prevention

To prevent wounds from forming or minimize their intensity once they form, we offer the following care:

  • Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) testing: This noninvasive tool assesses blood flow to a wound site.
  • Education about lifestyle choices: Our specialists provide education about the ways in which certain lifestyle choices — such as smoking and having nutritional deficits — can make individuals more prone to sustaining wounds that won't heal.
  • High-risk nail care services: Our nurses are specially trained to provide nail trimming and foot care, which can prevent wounds from occurring.

Wound management

After evaluating your wound, our skilled specialists may recommend one or a combination of treatments, including:

  • Advanced topical dressings: Advanced wound dressings include alginate, film, foam, hydrocolloid and hydrogel dressings. They help retain moisture and minimize discomfort.
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT): This procedure uses a vacuum pump to pull fluid and infection from a wound, helping to speed up the healing process.
  • Ostomy post-op teaching: This service is offered to help you learn how to manage your ostomy pouch and surgical site.
  • Total contact casting: Used to heal diabetic foot ulcers, the total contact cast is a specific casting technique that distributes weight along the entire sole of the foot.
  • Unna boot: An Unna boot is a compression gauze dressing filled with zinc paste that supports the healing of vascular wounds.

Surgical wound care

If your wound requires surgical attention, here are some of the procedures we perform:

  • Skin grafts: During this surgical procedure, our specialists use healthy skin from one part of your body to replace skin that is damaged or missing.
  • Skin substitutes: Skin substitutes are a form of wound closure and are used to provide temporary or permanent coverage of open skin wounds. There are natural, synthetic and permanent skin substitutes.

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Our Wound care Locations

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Transylvania Regional Hospital
260 Hospital Dr
Brevard, NC 28712
 (828) 884 - 9111

Currently Viewing:

Transylvania Regional Hospital
260 Hospital Dr
Brevard, NC 28712
 (828) 884 - 9111
Wound Healing Center - Clyde
360 Hospital Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
 (828) 213 - 4600

22.9 miles

Mission Hospital
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
 (828) 213 - 1111

24.0 miles