House Call: Tricks and Treats for Healing Wounds
Each year, there are 1.1 to 1.8 million new cases and approximately 8 million Americans suffering from chronic wounds.
A patient with a wound that has not begun to heal in two weeks, or is not completely healed in six weeks may benefit from the methodologies practiced at Cone Health Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.
Some indications for wound care therapy include diabetic ulcers, neuropathic ulcers, pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds, burns and other chronic, non-healing wounds. The wound care management team at the Center takes a comprehensive, individualized approach to the patient’s treatment, which may include vascular and lab evaluations, debridement, and the latest advancements in biologic mediators that promote healing.
Proper nutritional, diabetic and lifestyle management also play vital roles in a successful wound healing process. The wound care management team at Cone Health Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is also dedicated to patient education and assisting them in proper lifestyle modifications during the healing process.
Dr. Claire Sanger is a plastic surgeon and the medical director of Cone Health Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. Dr. Sanger earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) in 1999 from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Sanger completed a craniofacial fellowship at Salgrenska University in Sweden, and an autologous ear reconstruction fellowship at George Bizet in France. She also serves as an assistant professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.