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If you or a loved one has a wound that is of concern or is not healing properly, we encourage you to visit the wound center for an evaluation.
Wound experts to help you heal so you can get back to doing the things you love. A wound that is not healing properly may be complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous radiation treatment. Sometimes, the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem because the body’s normal healing process is affected. Other types of hard-to-heal wounds result from pressure, trauma or infection. Non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life. At RestorixHealth all we do is heal wounds. Each of our wound healing centers is staffed by teams of experienced wound care specialists who work with you and your physician to assess your symptoms, determine the underlying cause of your wound and customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing. As the experts in wound healing, RestorixHealth wound healing centers have a proven track record of healing wounds even those whose wound has not responded to other therapies can see significant improvement at our centers. Smiling female doctor interacting with female patient
When to call the Wound Center

Anytime you have a sore or wound that concerns you, talk to your physician or contact a RestorixHealth wound center for an evaluation.

Call for an immediate appointment if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • If you have a foot or leg ulcer that is red and/or swollen If you have an ulcer or skin surrounding an ulcer that has turned black
  • If you have a fever or flu-like symptoms with any redness, swelling or ulcer
  • If you develop a leg or foot ulcer and you have had a previous major or minor lower limb amputation

To make an appointment, call the nearest center.

FIND A WOUND CENTER NEAR YOU

Chronic wounds are a significant health problem affecting millions of people and that number is growing rapidly due in part to a sharp rise in the incidence of obesity and diabetes as well as an aging population.

Up to 25% of individuals with diabetes develop a foot ulcer (1) at some point in their lifetime and more than 60% of all lower extremity amputation patients have diabetes. (2) Not all limbs can be salvaged, but the World Health Organization estimates that up to 80% of amputations are preventable. Additionally, approximately 70% of all pressure ulcers occur in the geriatric population. (3)

Sources: 1) Singh N, Armstrong DG, Lipsky BA. Preventing foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. JAMA. 2005;293:217–28. [PubMed] 2) http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ 3) Clin Interv Aging. 2009; 4: 269–287. Published online 2009 June 9. Wound care in the geriatric client. Steve Gist, Iris Tio-Matos, Sharon Falzgraf, Shirley Cameron, and Michael Beebe

USA Map showing the 30.3 Million people with diabetes in the country.

If you have been told that an amputation is your only option, an Amputation Prevention Center® may be able to help save your limb.

An Amputation Prevention Center treats patients with limb-threatening conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers/infections and peripheral arterial disease.

Diabetic foot complications are among the most complex to treat and require a coordinated, organized approach from a team of specialists with advanced training.

The good news is up to 80% of amputations due to diabetic complications are preventable with an integrated approach to treatment.

To learn more about our amputation prevention services, visit:

www.APCofAmerica.com

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