Helping you heal
The Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic at the University of Michigan is a multidisciplinary hub for patients who have outpatient wound management and treatment needs. By bringing together specialist providers from all aspects of wound care into one location, you can conveniently receive the best therapy options for wound healing.
Our multi-disciplinary team
You may be seen by a number of specialty doctors from areas like general surgery, plastic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and family medicine. Care is also provided by physical therapists, physicians’ assistants and nurse practitioners, podiatrists, dieticians and social workers. As a collaborative team in one location, the providers can discuss your particular needs and respond with targeted wound care therapies. The care team will offer support and coordinate any long-term or ongoing treatments you may receive.
What we treat
Our Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic offers outpatient care for any number of wound issues. We treat many patients with pressure ulcers, complications from diabetes, and vascular wounds, including wounds related to peripheral arterial disease and venous stasis disease. Some other common wounds and related issues include infection, healing after surgery, or radiation therapy side effects.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
When tissue is injured, it may require more oxygen to heal. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing oxygen at high pressure to fight infection and induce wound healing. The advanced therapy will be available this fall in a custom-built pressurized chamber located at Domino’s Farms.
How we help you heal
We offer a large range of wound care options:
- Cleaning and dressing
- Pressure treatments including compression therapy or negative pressure (vacuum)
- Pressure relief including specialty beds and mattresses or cushions and overlays
- Medication such as antibiotic or anti-inflammatory
- Moisture treatments and tissue builders that promote healing like foams or gels and collagens.
- 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 debridement to remove unhealthy or dead tissue that prohibits the healing of wounds, skin grafts or flaps to place healthy skin or skin substitutes in wounded area, vascular surgery to improve healthy blood flow to wounded area, and amputation.
Get an appointment
To be seen at the Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic, you will need a referral from your physician. You may contact us with questions at 734-936-9795.