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Wound Care

Partner with experts at Caldwell UNC Health Care if you have a non-healing wound. You’ll get a thorough assessment to find the underlying cause of your wound healing problem and superior treatment.

When to Seek Wound Care

Talk to your primary care provider if you have a wound that doesn’t heal in 3 to 4 weeks. If your provider decides you need specialized treatment, ask for a referral to the Caldwell Wound Center in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Conditions We Treat

Find care and treatment for children and adults at Caldwell Wound Center for:

Comprehensive Evaluation & Services

Expect a complete assessment of your wound at your first appointment. Prepare to discuss your age and health history with your provider because they affect your ability to heal. Your provider will consider any complex health issues you have and may use imaging tests to make an accurate diagnosis of your wound healing problem.

Surgical Consultation

If you need an evaluation for surgical wound treatment, you’ll benefit from fast access to nearby podiatrists and vascular surgeons. Your care team can set up an appointment or may be able to arrange a consult the day of your evaluation. Your specialist will determine if you need a surgical procedure to help heal your wound.

Your Wound Care Plan

Get a care plan tailored to your wound care needs—whether your treatment is nonsurgical or surgical. Take an active part in your care so you can get back to enjoying your life.

Wound Healing Treatments

Get effective treatment for wounds and contributing health problems through the use of advanced methods and wound management techniques, such as:

  • Multi-layer compression wraps – Improves blood flow by applying higher pressure to your ankle and decreasing pressure toward your calf
  • Debridement – Removes infected, damaged, or dead tissue to promote healing
  • Sharp debridement – Cleans and disinfects large, deep, or painful wounds using a surgical procedure and tools
  • Ultraviolet light therapy – Takes off outer skin layers on open wounds to prevent or control infection
  • Unna Boot compression therapy – Decreases leg pain and swelling by applying several layers of wrap from your foot to your knee
  • Whirlpool therapy (hydrotherapy) – Cleans burns and promotes healing using water
  • Specialty dressing – Protects wounds and promotes healing at different stages of healing
  • Vacuum-assisted closure therapy –Cleans and pulls the edges of your wound together to help it heal faster

Wound Care Education & Support Services

Get encouragement and guidance to become an active participant in your care and treatment. You and your family will receive education about wounds. Learn about:

  • Chronic conditions contributing to wound development
  • Wound healing stages and processes

If you need support services, Caldwell UNC has lymphedema therapy and diabetes education and self-management services.

Rely on us to coordinate your wound care and support services. Your referring provider will receive progress reports about your care at Caldwell Wound Center.

Caldwell Wound Center

Make an Appointment

Ask your doctor for a wound care referral to the Caldwell Wound Center, and then call 828-757-5916 to schedule an assessment.

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