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Explore solutions for chronic wounds June 4-8

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Wilson Wound Healing Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the fifth annual Wound Care Awareness Week — June 4 to 8. Wilson Wound Healing Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds; we will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions.

It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.

We see patients living with non-healing wounds for a prolonged amount of time due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care options. We work to educate community physicians about which of their patients can benefit from advanced wound care and then provide coordinated care to heal that patient’s wounds.

Our unique team of physicians and nurses are all dedicated to healing chronic wounds and are experts at caring for people whose open sores have resisted traditional treatment. We have a success rate of 96 percent healed in 28 days, which is part of the reason we recently received the 2017 Center of Excellence award from Healogics. Along with achieving a greater than 91 percent healing rate, we also received a greater than 92 percent patient satisfaction rate.

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Wilson Wound Healing Center. Visit www.woundcareawarenessweek.com to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear from patients about how wound healing changed their life.

To schedule an appointment, call 252-399-5302 or visit wilsonmedical.com to learn more about our services. The Wilson Wound Healing Center is located at 1701 Medical Park Drive.

Brandi Ross is the program director at the Wilson Wound Healing Center.

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