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Wound Care

McLaren’s wound care experts are specially trained in how to treat chronic, non-healing wounds as a result of illness or trauma. Specialized therapy, specialty dressings, diet and nutrition, off-loading, usage of a wound vacuum, and negative pressure closure assistance are just some of the adjunctive advancements used to induce healing.

A wound is an injury involving a break in the skin. Wounds that do not heal over a prolonged period of time (generally 30 days) can become chronic non-healing wounds. Chronic wounds can cause severe pain and discomfort, limit mobility, and further health complications including creating a higher risk of infection. Conditions considered chronic which may require aggressive medical treatment include:

  • Pressure sores (also known as decubitus ulcers or bed sores) resulting from prolonged bed rest or immobility
  • Diabetic foot ulcers associated with decreased circulation and nerve damage
  • Edema or swelling which can cause a wound or impede healing
  • Wounds caused by scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders
  • Minor burns which are often painful and frightening
  • Trauma from injuries at home or at work
  • Non-healing surgical incisions that may require the use of a wound vacuum
  • Painful open skin infections accompanied by drainage, odor or changes in color

Specialized Treatment of Chronic Wounds

If you have a wound that hasn't improved in a month or more, you may benefit from the services of the McLaren's Wound Treatment Center.  A longtime leader in wound care centers for over 20 years, the McLaren's Wound Treatment Center offers specialized treatment for patients suffering from hard to heal wounds.  Our highly skilled medical team is comprised of caring professionals working together to provide comprehensive, individualized wound care management and treatment. These include an inter-disciplinary staff of wound physicians encompassing the specialties of vascular surgery, general surgery, infectious disease, a plastic surgery, dermatology, and podiatry; many are certified in wound care. Our team of physicians, wound care nurses, nurse case managers, LPN's, medical assistants, and technicians are extensively trained in advanced wound care techniques - with patient healing the top priority. 

The individual needs and goals of each patient are considered in determining the course of treatment. Our focus of care embodies: 

  • Outpatient -- utilizing proven scientific treatment methods to promote rapid healing while preventing prolonged or permanent disability
  • Inpatient -- preventing wounds from occurring, and reducing the length of stay for patients admitted to the hospital
Insurance Coverage

Many insurance plans, including Medicare, cover treatments offered at our Wound Care Center. Your coverage depends on your specific plan. Be sure to bring your insurance care with you when you visit our center.

Our Wound Care Program

Your First Wound Care Visit

When you come in for your initial visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health. They will also review your medical history and may take a blood test. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area. 

Your Treatment Plan

We will put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits to the clinic to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes that might be needed. You (or your caregiver) will be given detailed instructions in home care, dressing (bandage) changes and protecting the wound from further injury. 

You Are A Vital Part of The Wound Treatment Program

Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. Follow your treatment plan directions carefully and watch your progress closely between visits. Anytime you or your family members have questions, our staff is available. In fact, we encourage you to ask questions. Our experienced staff is specially trained in all types of wound care, and we are committed to providing extensive patient education in managing the care of wounds and preventing wounds recurrence. 

How The McLaren Wound Care Clinic Works with Your Physician

The McLaren Wound Care Clinic works closely with physicians who refer their patients to the clinic for care. We will discuss your treatment program with your primary care physician and keep him or her updated on your progress unless instructed otherwise. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your primary care physician for routine medical care.