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June is Wound Healing Awareness Month

The American Board of Wound Management reports there are 6.7 million people currently suffering from non-healing wounds. Most often, healing is complicated and slowed by underlying conditions such as diabetes, venous or arterial problems, unrelieved pressure, radiation tissue damage, and infection.

The Wound Clinic staff posing at the nurses' stationThe good news is the wound healing team at Augusta Health Wound & Hyperbaric Clinic have the expertise to help heal those difficult wounds in the Staunton, Waynesboro or Augusta County community and surrounding region. Dr. Caulkins and Dr. Ranzini evaluate each patient carefully to determine what is needed to jump start healing. They use specialized testing to evaluate blood flow to the legs and feet (often the site of chronic wounds), procedures and advanced wound dressings to ensure a path to complete healing. Examples of some of the advanced treatments available are application of cellular and tissue-based products, total contact casts, compression wraps, negative pressure wound therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Nutrition, blood glucose management, and pressure relief shoes and inserts are also assessed and optimized.

Over 350 wounds have been successfully healed by the center so far in 2016!

If you or a family member or friend have a wound that is not healing, make an appointment with the friendly, caring Augusta Health Wound Care Team! Call (540) 221-7230 or visit the Wound Clinic online for more information.