Getting Well

Wound Treatment

Mobile Wound Care & Wound Care Specialist located in Greater Phoenix, AZ

Wound Treatment services offered in Greater Phoenix, Peoria, AZ

Wounds like venous and arterial ulcers are often slow to heal, requiring specialized care. If you need exceptional wound treatment, contact Annette Kietur, M.Ed., MSN, FNP-C, WCC, DAPWCA, at Getting Well in Peoria, Arizona. Annette is a certified wound care specialist providing mobile treatment in patients’ homes and in-office care by appointments. Call Getting Well for wound treatment or book an appointment online today.

Wound Treatment Q & A

Why might I need wound treatment?

You might benefit from wound treatment if you have non-healing open sores such as:

Venous stasis ulcers

The primary cause of venous stasis ulcers is chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). In this condition, valves in your leg veins weaken, preventing blood from pumping properly back from your legs to your heart.

Arterial (ischemic) ulcers

Ischemic ulcers develop when you have peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when a buildup of plaque (a sticky residue made of cholesterol) makes your leg arteries narrow, reducing circulation.

Pressure injuries (decubitus ulcers)

One of the leading causes of pressure injuries is being bedbound, because your body weight constantly compresses your soft tissues and blood vessels, and immobility reduces blood circulation. Therefore, pressure injuries are often called bedsores. But any prolonged inactivity could lead to these wounds.

Diabetic ulcers

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) can numb your feet, so you might not notice breaks in the skin. Untreated wounds place patients at higher risk for amputation.

What does wound treatment involve?

At Getting Well, Annette uses the most advanced, effective wound care treatments to reduce the risk of infection and encourage healing. She provides mobile wound care in the home, with in-office visits available by appointment.

The first stage of wound treatment is a thorough assessment, often followed by debridement, where Annette removes any dead or infected tissue from your wound. She uses a variety of methods, depending on the patient’s need, comfort, and ability. She then thoroughly cleanses the wound.

Following this preparation, Annette uses the treatments most suitable for your wound, which might include specialty dressings and wraps.

What wound treatments might I benefit from?

Wound treatments that could be of benefit include:

Compression therapy

Compression therapy is the standard treatment for patients with venous ulcers or lymphedema (lymph fluid buildup in the tissues). Compression therapy is typically a lifelong process, so it’s important to find compression devices that patients tolerate well and can apply themselves.

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)

NPWT treatments like KCI’s V.A.C.® (vacuum-assisted closure) therapy provides continuous drainage and stimulates the growth of new tissue to assist with healing. Annette is well versed in using several types of NPWT products, making selections based on each patient’s need and comfort with referral to insurance requirements.

If you have an ulcer, call Getting Well for exceptional wound treatment or book an appointment online today.