UT Southwestern has a new, state-of-the-art clinic focused exclusively on providing advanced care for wounds.
We're committed to providing exceptional treatments for complex and non-healing wounds on any part of the body, ranging from those caused by diabetes, vascular disease, pressure, and other health concerns.
Our highly experienced physicians, podiatrists, and nurses are skilled in applying effective therapies and the latest techniques to help wounds heal faster and prevent them from recurring. This includes offering a comprehensive range of treatment options, such as the latest bioengineered tissue products, personal hyberbaric oxygen therapy chambers, laser therapy innovations, and leading-edge minimally invasive surgery.
Cutting-Edge Treatments For All Types of Wounds
We provide personalized care for many different needs. This includes the evaluation and treatment of wounds, such as:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Venous wounds
- Arterial wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Nonhealing surgical wounds
- Wounds occurring after cancer treatments
- Extremity wounds with edema (or lymphedema)
- Traumatic injury wounds
- Complex abdominal wounds
- Enterocutaneous fistulas
- Other advanced or complex situations
A Team of Experts
One advantage to selecting UT Southwestern for wound care is our team. Experts in Physical Medicine, Podiatry, Vascular Surgery, and Plastic Surgery direct care for our patients. These internationally-recognized leaders are at the forefront of an organization that set the standards for wound care. They are also actively engaged in discoveries to expand effective treatment solutions, such as new types of wound-specific dressings, advanced techniques to restore blood circulation, and groundbreaking surgical procedures to improve function and reduce scarring.
Innovation Techniques and Technology to Prevent Amputations
We’re often able to provide answers for patients that have been told elsewhere amputation is their only choice. One of our areas of expertise is saving a toe, foot, leg, fingers, or other extremities – whether the wound is resulting from diabetes, infections, vascular disease, infections,and/or other health issues. We use the newest technologies and therapies available to heal wounds, while salvaging a limb, some of which were evaluated and introduced by our UT Southwestern podiatrists and physicians.
We pinpoint any reason a wound is not healing, and then optimize treatment plans based on the overall health care needs of our patients. We offer:
- Effective solutions to manage infections
- Groundbreaking nonsurgical treatments, ranging from specialized dressings to hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Advanced surgical procedures, including minimally invasive procedures
- Individualized rehabilitation support
- Convenient access to world-class care for any health issue affecting a wound
- Exceptional patient education to prevent wounds from recurring
Effective Nonsurgical and Surgical Treatments
Our specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, and podiatry collaborate to provide the full spectrum of care and support patient’s needs. This includes:
- Specialized wound-specific dressings and therapies
- These treatments use gels, collagens, foams, and various other substances to help promote wound healing. We complement them with other support if needed, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. For moist wound healing strategies, patients receive dressings and modalities based on national guidelines for minimizing the number of painful dressing changes.
- Bioengineered skin substitutes
- Our specialists use cell-based tissues to protect the wound and increase healing.
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- For this therapy, patients are immersed in 100 percent oxygen at a higher-than-normal atmospheric pressure, which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood and promotes quicker healing.
- Vascular surgery
- Our vascular specialists are experts at providing care to restore blood flow, with solutions ranging from medications and minimally invasive techniques to traditional open surgery.
- Plastic surgery
- Our plastic surgeons specialize in saving limbs and restoring function using advanced techniques such as microsurgery, as well as performing cosmetic procedures after a wound heals. Effective plastic surgery can reduce scarring and help restore function. Procedures may involve some of the latest, most advanced flap techniques.
Personalized Support and Patient Education
Effective at-home care can have a significant impact on wound recovery. As a result, patient education and support are key parts of the support our team provides. This ranges from recommending specialized equipment such as beds to helping understand how wounds should be healing. Because studies show wounds heal slower for people with diets lacking in essential nutrients, we provide information about nutrition to patients as part of treatment plans.