UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to defining reconstructive procedures that restore the body and face to normal and cosmetic treatments that improve the normal. Our wound care program is an exceptional intersection between the two disciplines.
We understand that severe wounds can have a profound impact on your life and can affect physical movement, lifestyle, emotional well-being, and overall health.
Our goal is to provide effective solutions for all types of serious and complicated wounds.
Common wounds include:
At UT Southwestern, we use a multidisciplinary team approach to help treat your wounds. If a leg, foot, toe, arm, and/or finger is involved, we apply the latest alternatives to preserve the affected limb.
Our team includes podiatrists, plastic surgeons and other physicians, nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, pain management experts, and other medical specialists. We work together to develop an individualized treatment plan based on your specific health and lifestyle needs to treat all of you, not just your wounds.
Your UT Southwestern health care professional may recommend several options for treating a wound.
Some of the treatment therapies include:
After a wound heals, plastic surgery can be performed to reduce scarring and help restore function. This may involve some of the newer flap techniques.
In addition to our treatment therapies, UT Southwestern’s researchers are engaged in studies to learn more about caring for wounds. The latest advancements in research can be applied so your wounds heal and don’t recur.
Contact UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery for help if a wound: