Advanced Care for Hard to Heal Wounds
Our advanced Wound Care Centers provide cutting-edge treatments to help you heal faster, closer to home.
Certified Specialists Offer Wound Care
Our certified wound specialists offer many therapies to promote healing and alleviate pain and discomfort. Individualized care plans include step-by-step instructions, so your healing continues at home.
To make an appointment, call 205-814-2342.
St. Vincent's staff uses best practices, proven medicines and therapies to accelerate the healing of chronic and non-healing wounds, including:
- Ulcers due to diabetic foot, venous leg and pressure sore
- Trauma injuries affecting soft tissue and limbs
- Surgical wounds
We address all the factors that can complicate good healing, including nutrition, decreased oxygen levels and poor blood supply to the lower limbs. Having cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses can also hamper the healing process. We coordinate with your primary care doctor and specialists to provide a continuum of care.
Wound Care Techniques
Our nurses are trained in advanced wound care techniques, and our medical director is a surgeon certified in wound care.
We support you throughout recovery with a broad range of treatment options including negative pressure therapy, IV antibiotics, growth factor medications, as well as advanced wound care dressings from biologics to skin substitutes to regenerative materials.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is also available at St. Vincent's. Our staff uses this technology to repair tissue damaged by burns, increase the healing of muscles and skin grafts, and treat severe infections. HBOT is also effective for diabetic patients with severe foot ulcers. Getting 100 percent oxygen in a pressurized chamber during a therapy session enables the body to fight infection and heal.
At St. Vincent's we focus on improving your quality of life, so the healing process is always moving forward. When needed, Ascension at Home – Home Health Services brings additional services to you, including access to durable medical goods such as dressings and compression stockings.
St. Vincent's Birmingham
To get great care for your everyday life, visit St. Vincent's Birmingham where you’ll receive compassionate, personalized care.
St. Vincent's St. Clair
To get great care for your everyday life, visit St. Vincent's St. Clair, where you’ll receive compassionate, personalized care.