Wound Care.
Healing is a natural part of living. If healing fails or slows, then there is a reason. Wound Care Now will find the reason and treat it.

Suboptimal wound care may result in infection or even limb loss. The Wound Care Now staff offers personalized care under the direction of Dr. Charles Drummond, the region’s only Certified Wound Specialist. We are happy to coordinate services with your primary care provider and/or home health agency. We are at your service for compassionate and professional wound care. No appointment or referral is needed.

Common barriers to healing
  • Arterial Blockages
  • Venous Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Wound Infection
  • Inappropriate Care

Common Types of Wounds
Most leg wounds have a vascular component affecting their healing. We specialize in wound care and can treat underlying vascular disease.
  • Arterial Leg Wounds - These wounds usually occur on the toes or on other bony areas of the feet. They generally appear pale or “punched out.” They are often very painful, particularly with elevation. Arterial leg wounds are caused by poor blood flow due to blockages in the arteries. Fortunately, these blockages are frequently treatable with office-based intervention.
  • Venous Leg Wounds - These wounds usually occur on the ankles or shins. They generally appear red or ruddy and may drain heavily. Often recurrent and associated with leg swelling, they are generally responsive to compression therapy. Venous stasis wounds are frequently treatable with office-based intervention. Venous leg wounds are associated with leg swelling and generally respond to compression therapy. These wounds are caused by vein valve insufficiency which is a type of circulation problem. Fortunately, venous insufficiency is treatable with office-based intervention.
  • Pressure Wounds - These wounds usually occur over bony areas of the body. They are typically black or brown with odor. They were called “bed sores” in the past and frequently follow a prolonged illness or hospitalization. Pressure sounds are caused by injury to the skin and underlying tissue by friction and the weight of the body against a surface. These wounds generally require surgical debridement or “cleaning up.” Also, these wounds often respond well to vacuum dressings. The mainstay of care, however, is relieving the causative pressure.
  • Diabetic Foot Wounds - These wounds occur in diabetics with an unnoticed foot injury. The injury could come from a puncturing nail or tightly fitting shoe. The injury goes unnoticed because of diabetic neuropathy, mainly the loss of protective sensation. These wounds are often detected incidentally or because of drainage or odor. Diabetic foot wounds generally require surgical debridement or “cleaning up.” They are often associated with arterial blockages

Treatment
  • Complete wound evaluation
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Wound education and prevention planning
  • Ongoing assessment and care

Slow Healing Wound?

 It could indicate health issues or lead to an amputation.
Call for an evaluation today, 931-841-3948 or submit the form below.