Wound Care

Wound care

Dealing with a sore or burn that refuses to heal can be a daily battle. The Lutheran Outpatient Burn and Wound Clinic assesses, diagnoses and treats patients with all types of wounds, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Crush injuries
  • Pressure sores
  • Circulatory wounds
  • Infections of the extremities
  • Gangrene
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Trauma wounds
  • Thermal burns from scalds, contact with hot surfaces and severe sunburn
  • Chemical, electrical and inhalation burns

Who’s at Risk?
Certain factors can cause a wound to develop into a complicated, non-healing wound. A person with any of the following conditions, especially older adults and children, should seek medical treatment for a wound.

  • Early onset infection due to delayed treatment
  • Edema or swelling in the feet or legs
  • Chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes
  • Deep wounds that involve tendons or bone
  • Immobility
  • Obesity
  • Poor nutrition
  • Tobacco addiction
  • Vascular disease

Additional Services

  • Comprehensive medical management by board-certified physicians
  • Hyperbaric oxygen chamber
  • Diabetes education
  • Surgical consultations
  • Orthopedic consultations (as needed) specializing in podiatry
  • Rehabilitation consultations
  • Comprehensive medical management of diabetes and endocrine disorders

Questions? Call Lutheran Hospital’s Outpatient Burn and Wound Clinic at (260) 435-4730(260) 435-4730.