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Wound care

Treatment for ulcers and more in Columbus, NE

Our bodies are designed to heal themselves. However, there are some situations in which we require a doctor’s help for full healing. The surgeons at Columbus General Surgery provide comprehensive wound care for patients at Columbus Community Hospital’s Wound, Ostomy and Continence (W.O.C.) Health Center.

You should see our specialists if your wound has not healed after six weeks, or if it has not even started to heal after two weeks. We treat a variety of non-healing wounds, including:

  • Burns
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Gangrene
  • Wounds from surgery or trauma
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Infected wounds

We start by taking a complete medical history of our patients, which is very important to help us understand why your wound has been resistant to healing. Then, we will develop a plan of care that uses the latest developments in wound healing to help you find relief. Your treatment may include:

  • Debridement, which involves removing dead tissue from the wound to help it heal.
  • Compression bandages, which reduce swelling, help prevent blood clots and increase the amount of oxygen in your tissue.
  • Skin grafts, which either take skin from other parts of your body or use bioengineered substitutes to replace your skin.
  • Medications, which can help promote healing with antibiotics and antiseptics.
  • Dressings and wraps, which soothe the skin and keep it safe while it is healing.

To make an appointment or learn more about wound treatments at the W.O.C. Health Center, call 402-562-4620.
 

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