Wound Care at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Specialist care for non-healing wounds
Certain serious or chronic wounds may not heal naturally. Non-healing wounds can lead to more severe health problems if left untreated. Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group specializes in proper wound care and advanced therapies for diabetic foot ulcers and more.
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group provides advanced care for chronic and complex wounds caused by serious injuries and surgeries. When infections, medications or poor circulation result in non-healing wounds, you may want to see a wound care specialist.
The following conditions can prevent wounds from healing properly:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Chronic disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Poor circulation
- Poor nutrition
Personalized treatment for non-healing wound care
Our wound care specialists will develop a personalized treatment program consisting of assessment, treatment, therapy, education and support services.
During consultation and treatment, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group will work closely with your primary care physician to ensure a seamless transition. Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group will develop a homecare plan and, if necessary, suggest lifestyle adjustments to prevent future wounds.
When appropriate, our wound care specialist works closely with the Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology program to treat underlying conditions and provide comprehensive vascular care.
We offer advanced diagnostics and therapies, including:
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
- Bioengineered skin grafts
- Negative-pressure therapy
- Compression therapy
- Offloading total contact casts
- Ostomy care
- Transcutaneous PO2 (PtcO2)
- Varicose vein therapy
Typical wounds we treat:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Delayed radiation injury (such as osteoradionecrosis and radiation cystitis)
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Peristomal skin irritations
Services vary by location. Please call your preferred location for more information.