Wound Care

Princeton Wound Care

When you have surgical wound complications or complex, slow, or nonhealing wounds, you need expert wound care to get you back to your best health. The team at Princeton Wound Care (PWC) in Princeton, New Jersey, offers compassionate care and research-based, personalized treatment plans to treat your wounds. In addition to expert care at the Princeton office, PWC provides on-site services at assisted-living facilities, rehab centers, and nursing homes in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Delaware. For excellence in wound care, call the center.

Wound Care Q & A

What is wound care? 

Wound care is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the treatment of soft tissue and skin wounds that are complex, slow, or nonhealing. The team at PWC specializes in the treatment of:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Chronic venous ulcers
  • Surgical wound complications
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) wounds
  • Post-radiation wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Abscesses
  • Burns

Using specialized treatment plans, the team at PWC helps prevent and treat complex wounds that could lead to severe complications.

What are the potential complications for wounds that won’t heal or heal slowly? 

If you have a wound that is not healing or is infected, timely treatment is necessary to avoid complications such as:

  • Tissue loss
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Loss of function or mobility
  • Amputation
  • Sepsis (infection in the blood)
  • Cellulitis (infection in surrounding tissues)
  • Osteomyelitis (infection in the underlying bone)

Early treatment of complicated wounds can help you avoid these potential problems and get you back to better health. 

Do I need wound care?

If your wound is slow to heal, doesn’t heal at all, or is infected, you may need wound care. Your primary care provider or surgeon may refer you to PWC for follow-up wound care if they feel your wound needs specialized care. 

You may be at high risk for complex, nonhealing, or slow-healing wounds if you:

  • Smoke
  • Are obese
  • Have poor nutrition 
  • Have poor circulation 
  • Abuse alcohol or drugs
  • Have decreased mobility 
  • Are bedridden or wheelchair ridden
  • Have a suppressed immune system

If you have health conditions such as diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or poor circulation, you’re at higher risk of having complex wounds. 

What does wound care entail?

As part of your initial consultation, the team at PWC takes a complete health history and assesses your wound. They take measurements and detailed notes about your wound and may order diagnostic studies, like wound cultures. 

The wound care team customizes your treatment plan for you and your type of wound. Treatment plans may include:

  • Oral or injected antibiotics
  • Topical medications
  • Specialized dressings
  • In-office dressing changes
  • Wound care education
  • At-home wound care instructions
  • Home health referrals
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Removal of dead tissue
  • Frequent follow-up and wound checks
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Compression therapy
  • Skin grafts

The experienced wound care team provides on-site care at assisted-living and long-term care facilities in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Delaware. For a consultation regarding your complex, nonhealing, or slow-healing wound, call Princeton Wound Care.