Wound Care at Good Shepherd
About five million Americans suffer from chronic wounds. Often, these wounds will not heal due to a variety of factors such as age, diet, circulatory problems, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease and smoking. These wounds can become infected and if not treated in a timely and effective manner, sometimes in extreme cases, amputation may be the only alternative.
With services in Longview and Marshall, Good Shepherd provides an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to the management of problematic wounds to improve healing. Our program incorporates an appropriate combination of wound care specialties including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
We are a resource for physicians, healthcare providers and patients by providing assessment, evaluation and treatment recommendations for problem wounds of all types, including any wound present more than 30 days or wounds failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies. Our services are consultative as we work with the patient and his/her primary physician. Types of wounds might include pressure, diabetic and vascular ulcers; surgical wounds; bone infections/osteomyelitis; chronic wounds; ostomy; minor and radiation burns; gangrene; bites; skin tears or lacerations; post-operation infections; and failing or compromised skin/muscle grafts or flaps.
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