Wound Care Center
Wounds happen when there is an injury to tissue such as your skin due to cuts, bumps or accidents. Some wounds, such as those from paper cuts, heal so quickly you may forget you even had them. Larger, more complex wounds which may be worsened from illness or other conditions can be unsightly, painful and increase your risk of complications.
If you have wounds that fail to improve after 4 weeks, you are not out of options. The wound care clinic at St. Francis Medical Center offers specialized care and hope for chronic and non-healing wounds. Many of our patients see significant progress toward wound healing in 6 to 12 weeks.
Highlights of our program
- Comprehensive approach: We offer a range of treatments and services, including vascular testing to examine blood flow, specialized care for keeping wounds clean and wound prevention education. Our goals are to promote healing, help you avoid complications and improve your quality of life.
- Exceptional outcomes: Our program maintains expected healing rates of more than 80 percent for difficult wounds. We maintain a high success rate thanks in part to our skilled team and comprehensive approach.
- Personalized care: The treatments and services that are best for you depend on how serious the wound is as well as other medical needs or personal preferences. We take the time to explain all of your options and help you make sound healthcare decisions.
- Advanced treatments: We offer advanced treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy for non-healing wounds. With hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you breathe high-pressure oxygen under the careful watch of our experienced team. This treatment often heals wounds faster than other treatments and can reduce your risk of having a limb surgically removed (amputated).
Wound Care: Conditions We Treat
The wound care center at St. Francis delivers expert care for a broad range of chronic and non-healing wounds due to:
- Diabetes complications: People with diabetes face a high risk of chronic wounds due to nerve damage (neuropathy). Neuropathy can make it difficult to know when you have an injury, which can delay treatment and cause complications.
- Pressure ulcers: If you are seriously ill or injured and cannot leave your bed for an extended time, blood can pool, causing damage to nearby tissue.
- Venous stasis or peripheral artery disease: This is a problem with blood flow to the veins in the legs.
- Surgical site infections: Some surgical incisions can become infected and not heal correctly.
- Tissue damage from other medical treatments: Medical treatments, including radiation therapy, can leave a special type of wound known as radiation soft tissue damage.
Referring Your Patient to the Wound Care Center
Physicians from all over southeast Los Angeles County refer their patients to St. Francis because we deliver exceptional care. We make sure referring physicians are involved with their patient’s wound care treatments through regular progress reports. We also assure a smooth transition back to the referring provider’s care after treatments are complete.
We gladly accept referrals of patients who have:
- Wounds that fail to improve after 4 weeks of treatment
- Multiple medical conditions or complications, including diabetes or advanced age, in addition to chronic or non-healing wounds
- Previously had limbs surgically removed (amputated)
- Chronic wounds with exposed or infected bone
Contact us at (310) 900-8040 to learn more about the services we offer or to make an appointment.
St. Francis Medical Plaza
3628 East Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262
Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM to 5 PM