Gunnison Valley Hospital’s wound clinic is the first of its kind in central Utah and offers comprehensive and specialized healing services to those suffering from long-term or chronic wounds such as:
- Diabetic ulcers: Commonly seen on the lower extremities or feet of diabetic patients.
- Pressure ulcers: Caused by immobility and reduced blood flow to a certain area of the body.
- Arterial ulcers: Damaged tissue caused by a partial or complete arterial blockage.
- Venous ulcers: A commonly seen chronic wound caused by improper functioning of venous valves.
- Trauma: These include cuts, lacerations, abrasions and puncture wounds.
- Cellulitis: Bacterial infection of the skin and tissues beneath the skin.
- Non-healing surgical wounds: Wounds that are not properly healing or that have become infected after a surgical procedure.
Clinic specialists understand that each wound is as unique as the treatment it requires. They are committed to assessing the condition of the wound and factoring in the overall health of the patient to determine the fastest, most effective treatment option to begin the healing process.
Wound treatments offered in the clinic include:
- Advanced wound dressings: These dressings will help seal the wound, soak up blood and eliminate moisture to help the healing process.
- Negative pressure wound therapy: This technique uses a sealed wound dressing connected to a vacuum to help increase blood flow and eliminate drainage.
- Bioengineered tissue: Bioengineered tissue imitates healthy skin and, when applied to a wound, provides fresh cells with protein and nutrients to help begin the healing process.
- Debridement: The removal of dead, damaged or infected tissue to help save healthy tissue surrounding the wound.
For questions concerning an open wound, or to schedule an appointment at the clinic, please call 435-528-2210.