Some wounds require expert medical attention to keep them clean and healing correctly. The team of board-certified physicians and clinical staff at Urgent and Family Care at Avery Ranch in Austin, Texas, provides personalized wound care to prevent infection and other potentially dangerous complications. Call Urgent and Family Care at Avery Ranch, or make an appointment online for quality health care and affordable prices.
Wound care is the process of cleaning, treating, and closing wounds to help you heal and avoid infection. The team at Urgent and Family Care at Avery Ranch offers treatment for both acute and chronic wounds.
Acute wounds are injuries such as deep cuts, lacerations, or punctures. Chronic wounds are open sores or ulcers that develop as a complication of diabetes, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and neuropathy.
You might need wound care for a variety of reasons. For example, if you injure yourself and have a deep or significant cut that won’t stop bleeding, the team at Urgent and Family Care at Avery Ranch can clean your laceration and close it with sutures or stitches. Stitches hold your skin together, so you can heal with minimal scarring.
You might also need wound care for ulcers or slow-to-heal open sores. Conditions like diabetes and peripheral artery disease reduce circulation in your extremities, which not only affects your body’s regenerative healing abilities, but also leads to nerve damage (neuropathy), which reduces your ability to feel injuries on your feet.
As a result of these factors, you have a higher chance of having a seemingly minor injury like a blister turn into an infected, open sore that doesn’t heal. Wound care for chronic wounds helps prevent infection, leading to necrosis (tissue death) and amputation.
At Urgent and Family Care at Avery Ranch, the team offers several types of wound care services.
If you have a traumatic injury, the team evaluates your laceration. They clean it and apply antibiotics to prevent infection. If necessary, they close your wound with stitches or sutures and bandage it to keep it clean.
If you have diabetic foot ulcers, the team provides cleaning services as frequently as needed to keep your wound free of infection. If you have diabetes, don’t assume you can take care of your ulcers at home. You need a professional to carefully clean and bandage your wounds.
Sometimes, slowly healing or diabetic ulcers result in minor tissue death. If this happens, the team at Urgent and Family Care at Avery Ranch performs debridement to remove the dead tissue and lower your risk of infection.
If you’re looking for expert wound care, call Urgent and Family Care at Avery Ranch, or make an appointment online today.