Wound care help for non-healing surgical wounds

When you have surgery, the doctor will make an incision, or cut, in order to complete the procedure. After surgery, your incision is called a surgical wound. Most surgical wounds heal fairly quickly. However, sometimes these types of wounds continue to cause pain and discomfort.

If you have a surgical wound that will not heal completely, or if you have an incision that reopens after surgery, you are at risk for complications such as infection or tissue damage. Main Line Health offers complete wound care treatment for non-healing surgical wounds so you can continue on the road to recovery after surgery.

Comprehensive treatment to heal wounds completely

The size of your surgical wound depends on the type of surgery you had. The larger the incision, the more at risk you are for a non-healing surgical wound. Other factors that may contribute to non-healing surgical wounds are large body size, and medical problems that make it hard for the body to heal, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Main Line Health wound care specialists begin your wound care as soon as your surgery is complete. If you have a non-healing surgical wound, we offer wound management and treatment options, including:

  • Compression therapy
  • Infection control
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Offloading and wound protection
  • Skin and tissue grafting
  • Surgical removal of dead tissue
  • Topical wound dressings

We also offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy to deliver high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and surrounding tissue in order to promote faster healing.

To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (1.866.225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.