Wound Care

Specializing in Complex Wound Care

Ascension Southeast Wisconsin has wound care specialists at five convenient wound healing centers located from Ozaukee to Racine, WI.

Wisconsin Wound Healing Centers

Wound healing can be a complex medical problem requiring specialized treatment and care. For adults with wound care concerns, contact an Ascension Wound Healing Center near you. Self-referral is accepted or with your doctor’s order.

Throughout Southeast Wisconsin our wound care specialists use proven procedures to manage your wound care at our outpatient wound healing centers. This expertise is also at our Ascension Wisconsin hospitals. Some individuals with chronic health concerns, such as diabetes or a weak immune system, may be at higher risk for developing an infection at the wound site.     

What to Expect

Our patients have access to highly experienced doctors and certified wound care nurses, therapists and dietitians. We manage all aspects of the wound healing process and get you involved in your care, so thorough wound care continues at home. 

We focus on all aspects of our health, to promote healing of the body, mind and spirit:

  • Antibiotic therapy for infections
  • Cellular and tissue-based wound healing products
  • Compression therapy
  • Debridement to remove infection
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (vacuum-assisted closure)
  • Specialty dressings and ointments

We manage all aspects of the healing process and specialize in the treatment of all types of wounds. Our patients rank us high for our compassionate team approach.  We personalize your treatments, monitor the healing process photographically, and provide a continuity of care plan to your primary care doctor. Let us help you get back to the activities you enjoy.

Addressing Wound-related Issues

Dietary needs: Our registered dietitians provide nutritional counseling and nutritional supplements to fuel good tissue development.

Incontinence: Poor bladder or bowel function is sometimes a related concern during the wound healing process. Ascension has pelvic health therapies to compliment your treatment plan.

Poor Circulation: Physical therapists apply therapies and exercises to improve circulation and accommodate for mobility restrictions.

Weight-bearing restrictions: Our care team has access to specially-made boots, prothesis, crutches, and wheelchairs to off-load the weight during the healing process.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Promotes Healing

Sometimes wounds do not respond to general wound care treatments. Some patients are candidates for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO). This technology compliments other wound healing methods. During HBO therapy, you are placed in a pressurized chamber where you breathe 100 percent oxygen. By increasing the presence of oxygen within the wound, new tissue growth can develop. Our care team provides family-centered services, so you and your caregivers understand the process. We monitor progress at every session and communicate with your primary care doctors about long-term wound healing management goals.

HBO Therapy may apply to many types of wound care issues, especially wounds that have not healed in several weeks due to:

  • Amputation
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Compromised grafts and flaps
  • Crush or trauma injuries
  • Diabetic wounds (foot, ankle or lower leg ulcers)
  • Gangrene Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Post-radiation tissue injury
  • Pressure sores
  • Venous insufficiency (poor circulation) ulcers

Ascension has a Wisconsin Regional Burn Center

For more information about the Ascension Columbia-St. Mary’s Regional Burn Center at 2301 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI, call 414-585-1680.

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