In difficult financial times, it is easy to let things go that we normally wouldn't. Your personal health should not be one of them. If you have a wound that has not healed in 30 days, don't delay treatment any longer. An untreated wound may lead to further complications such as infection, hospitalization, or even amputation. Call to schedule an appointment.
Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center is pleased to provide you with the finest
advanced wound care right here in Cherokee County.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
The Advanced Healing Wound Center is staffed with a unique team of
specialists—all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The combined knowledge
of our team members creates a multidisciplinary approach to wound
management. We are dedicated to healing wounds that have not responded
to traditional treatment.
For more information or to make an appointment call (864) 487-5014. The
Wound Center is located at 1445 N. Limestone St. Gaffney, SC 29340.
What to Expect On Your First Visit
- You or your physician will call for an appointment.
- Bring all medications you are currently taking with you on your first visit, including over-the-counter medications,
and a list of any allergies you have.
- Bring insurance information for verification.
- Our team of physicians and nurses will evaluate your wound, health, and medical history
including x-rays if you have them.
- Tests may be conducted to determine blood flow and tissue oxygenation as well as
to indicate if there is any infection present.
- Together with your physician, we’ll develop a treatment program based on our
assessment of your individual needs.
Your Role in Healing
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We count on you to follow
directions carefully and watch your progress closely. You’ll learn to care
for your wound at home and how to protect yourself from further injuries. The staff
at the Wound Healing Center is available to answer questions and give you the support
Wound Types and Risk Factors
Treating wounds is a complex task. Each case is unique and patients will
heal at varying rates. The Wound Healing Center staff is prepared to handle a variety
of different wounds including:
- Any wound failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Lower leg ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
- Skin tears or lacerations
- Late effects of radiation therapy
- Post-operative infections
- Slow or non-healing surgical wounds
- Compromised skin flaps or grafts
Certain risk factors may lead to chronic wounds, such as:
- Malnutrition and diet
- Circulation problems
- Hyperglycemia – especially blood sugars over 150
At the Wound Healing Center you’ll receive the right treatment to heal your
wound. Some of the following treatments may be included in your treatment plan:
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Wound dressings
- Wound debridement
- Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
- Platelet growth technologies.
We use the latest monitoring techniques such as transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
and Doppler evaluation pulses.