Wound Care

Wound care involves treatment for various types of damage to the skin. While many wounds are superficial and heal with just basic skin care, more problematic wounds often require advanced techniques to speed up healing and prevent complications, including infection and loss of limb. Difficult, non-healing wounds often are seen in the feet and legs of those with diabetes, areas of swollen tissue, skin that has been treated with radiation, and on areas of the body where there is poor blood flow. The longer a wound stays open, the more difficult it becomes to heal, so every attempt should be made to heal the wound as quickly as possible.

Why UAB

The UAB Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic is led by a team of physicians, nurses, and technicians who specialize in chronic and difficult-to-heal wounds. We can provide the advanced care and expertise needed to heal these troublesome wounds.

We customize each treatment plan to meet your specific needs, including coordination with home health care staff and your primary care doctors. Our pledge is to put patients first to ensure that you receive outstanding, compassionate care for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Chronic wounds
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Wounds from traumatic injury
  • Wounds from vascular disorders
  • Venous or arterial insufficiency
  • Radiation-induced tissue injury
  • Burns

Our staff is skilled in the latest wound-healing techniques, including:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of wounds
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Wound-based procedures
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Advanced wound products
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Total contact casting

The UAB Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic is located on the first floor of UAB Hospital’s Russell Clinic at 1813 6th Ave South in Birmingham, with convenient patient drop-off and free parking. To make an appointment or for more information, please call (205) 996-9264.

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Related Treatments

Depending on your case and your physician’s assessment, your condition may be treated using one or more various procedures. Some of those procedures are listed below for your convenience. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and may vary depending on your specific diagnosis.