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At Wound and Burn Centers of America, we understand the impact of arterial wounds on patients’ lives. Led by renowned physician and wound healing specialist Dr. Babak Hajhosseini, our centers pioneer innovative treatments and set the standard in arterial wound care. With a multidisciplinary approach and cutting-edge techniques, we are dedicated to healing humankind one wound at a time. Choose expertise, choose excellence, choose Wound and Burn Centers of America.

About Arterial Wounds

Arterial wounds, also known as arterial insufficiency ulcers or ischemic wounds, are caused by poor circulation and inadequate blood supply to a specific area of the body, commonly the legs or feet. These ulcers result from narrowed arteries restricting blood flow, leading to tissue damage and impaired wound healing. Arterial wounds pose significant risks, including tissue decay, infection, limb loss, and even life-threatening complications. At Wound and Burn Centers of America, we specialize in comprehensive care and advanced treatments for arterial wounds, providing effective solutions for patients in need.

Signs & Symptoms Of Arterial Wounds:

  • Poor wound healing
  • Pain or discomfort in the affected area
  • Coolness or pallor of the skin
  • Decreased or absent pulses
  • Hair loss on the affected limb
  • Thin, shiny, or dry skin
  • Skin discoloration (pale or bluish)
  • Ulcerations with well-defined edges
  • Gangrene or tissue decay in advanced cases
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Our Approach To Arterial Wounds Treatments

At Wound and Burn Centers of America, we employ a comprehensive approach to treat arterial wounds. Our strategy is guided by the latest management guidelines and encompasses fundamental wound healing measures. These include debridement to remove dead skin and tissue, meticulous infection control, and creating an optimal wound environment to promote healing. We also emphasize the importance of lifestyle changes that can positively impact wound healing.

To address even the most challenging cases, we use innovative technologies available exclusively at our practice, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, laser therapy, bioengineered skin and soft tissue substitutes, non-surgical skin grafting, growth factor-based therapies, and stem cell therapies. We work closely with leading vascular surgeons specialized in this field to provide surgical revascularization options for patients who would benefit from restoring optimal blood flow to the affected limb.

Regular, weekly follow-up appointments and continuous reassessments are integral to our approach. By closely monitoring progress, we ensure the best possible outcome for each patient and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. We deliver personalized, evidence-based care that addresses the unique needs of individuals with arterial wounds.

Arterial Wounds FAQs

What are other names for arterial wounds?

Arterial wounds are also referred to as arterial insufficiency ulcers and ischemic wounds.

What is an arterial wound?

An arterial wound, also known as an arterial ulcer, develops when there is insufficient blood circulation and inadequate oxygen supply to a specific area of the body (ischemia). This condition leads to the formation of ulcers, which are characterized by poor healing and tissue damage caused by reduced blood flow.

What causes arterial wounds?

Arterial wounds occur due to a combination of inadequate blood flow from the heart to the extremities and an injury on the leg or foot. The underlying cause is often the narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the legs. Even a minor injury can develop into an arterial ulcer if the affected area does not receive sufficient blood, oxygen, and nutrients for proper healing.

What puts you at risk of developing an arterial wound?

Several factors increase the risk of developing arterial wounds, including smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, lack of exercise, previous heart attacks or strokes, and advancing age. These risk factors contribute to poor circulation and compromised blood flow, making individuals more susceptible to ulceration and impaired wound healing.

What is the value of treating an arterial ulcer?

Treating an arterial ulcer is crucial to prevent severe complications. Without treatment, the ulcer can cause tissue death and gangrene in the surrounding area. The damage can progress, increasing the risk of infection, limb loss, and even potential loss of life. Timely and effective treatment is essential to mitigate these serious consequences and promote healing.

Why Choose Wound and Burn Centers
of America for Arterial Wound Treatment?

Wound and Burn Centers of America is the premier choice for arterial wound treatment. Our team of board-certified wound healing specialists, with unique fellowship training in complex wounds and burn injuries, sets the standard in the field. Being pioneers in wound healing, we have not only embraced but actively contributed to the development of the latest advancements in arterial wound management. Schedule an appointment with us, and experience our unmatched expertise, innovative approach, and unwavering commitment.

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