Helping Patients Heal
Treatment of non-healing wounds can be challenging. At the University of Michigan Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic, we are committed to treating chronic wounds through a multidisciplinary approach, so you may heal and return to a normal life. By bringing together specialist from all aspects of wound care into one location, you can conveniently receive the best therapy options for wound healing.
Our Multidisciplinary Team
A variety of wounds can be managed at the Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic, including ulcers, non-healing surgical wounds, malignant wounds, skin tears, radiation burns, and autoimmune ulcers. Additionally, patients recently discharged from the hospital with a wound may benefit from follow up in our clinic.
We will work with your physician to coordinate care and keep them informed of your progress. It all starts with an evaluation and then treatment by one of more of our specialty providers and certified wound specialists including:
- Plastic Surgery
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery
- Advanced Practice Clinicians
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
- Certified Wound Nurses
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
When tissue is injured, it may require more oxygen to heal. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves patients breathing oxygen at high pressure from a comfortable delivery system called "oxygen hoods." During treatment, patients relax in large recliner chairs and sit upright.
Many services are offered for the management of chronic wounds. These services include:
- Wound evaluation and monitoring
- Cleaning and bandaging
- Advanced dressing selection
- Pressure treatments, including compression wraps and negative-pressure wound therapy
- Moisture treatments and tissue builders
- Biological dressing/Skin substitutes
- Physical Therapy, including electro-stimulation, a therapy that uses electric current to trigger natural healing processes, and pulsed lavage, a treatment that uses pulsing water to clean wounds
- Surgical therapies, if necessary, including removing unhealthy or dead tissue that prohibits the healing of wounds, or wound biopsies to detect abnormal tissues or infection
- Coordination of advanced surgical or medical care if indicated
Get an Appointment
To be seen at the Wound Care Clinic, you will need a referral from your physician. Please contact us with questions at 734-936-9795.