Wound care in Frankfort, Kentucky
At Frankfort Regional Medical Center, our wound center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved during the course of conventional treatment.
Wounds can cause severe health risks and may result in life-threatening infections, possible amputation and debilitating health problems. With state-of-the-art treatment available at our wound care center, people with slow-healing wounds no longer have to struggle. Our comprehensive team approach can heal wounds that have resisted other treatments, help you avoid the loss of limbs, reduce incidence of recurrence and help you resume your regular lifestyle.
To schedule an appointment with our wound care team, call (502) 226-7872. Patients typically do not need a referral to come to wound care. Physicians can refer to the wound care center by calling (502) 226-7872 or by faxing the referral form and order to (502) 209-2335.
We work with your personal physician by keeping him or her informed on all aspects of your treatment with frequent progress reports. While you receive treatment from the wound care center, you'll continue to receive all of your routine care from your physician.
What causes non-healing wounds?
Approximately seven million Americans experience chronic and non-healing wounds. These wounds can result from a number of factors, including poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease and immobility (which can lead to bed sores).
In addition to using advanced therapies for healing, our team addresses underlying causes of the wound, including nutrition, lack of exercise and hygiene.
Types of wounds we treat
If you have a wound that has not started to heal in a month, or is not completely healed within two months, you may be a candidate for our wound care program.
We treat a variety of wounds, including:
- Pressure ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
- Venous insufficiency
- Traumatic wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Other chronic, non-healing wounds
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) is a type of treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure. This type of therapy increases oxygen levels in the blood, which helps promote healing.
HBOT is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds
- Crush injuries
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Radiation tissue damage
- Skin grafts and flaps
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
- Acute traumatic injury
What can I expect at the first appointment?
Your first day with our team consists of an in-depth assessment with blood tests, a review of your medical history and treatment plan recommendations. Please bring your medical records, insurance card, a list of all medications you are taking and a list of allergies you may have.