Patients who have suffered serious wounds may need medical treatment and a plan to help the wounds heal properly and with minimal cosmetic damage. In the event of a serious medical emergency, please call 911.
Why Wound Care?
Any type of injury that involves breaking of the skin may require medical intervention. Some wounds can be treated at home because they are so minor, while others will need to be treated by a surgeon or medical professional.
Common types of wounds include: abrasions, lacerations, punctures, and avulsions. If the wound is very deep and there is excessive bleeding, a doctor will need to intervene to stitch the skin back together and make sure there is no sign of an infection.
Getting Wound Care
In addition to performing a variety of surgical procedures, Dr. Kilaru provides wound care treatment. Wound care is typically part of the surgical procedure as we close up the wounds and make sure all incision sites are free of infection. The wound care treatment may involve skin glue, dissolvable stitches and sutures, and bandages.
Wounds that are not treated properly can result in severe infections and conditions, including lockjaw, necrotizing fasciitis, and cellulitis. Taking quick action is essential for protecting your skin and your health.
What to Expect with Wound Care
The wound healing process varies from patient to patient and Dr. Kilaru will monitor more serious wounds to ensure optimal recovery. You may be required to wear bandages and compression garments to protect the wounds and tissues as they heal.
You may need to take pain medication or an antibiotic to reduce the risk of an infection developing.
If you have suffered a serious wound or want to learn more about wound care treatment options, come in for a professional evaluation. Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Kilaru today.