Wound Healing and Limb Preservation at Medical City Plano
Amputation prevention through advanced wound care.
Medical City Plano offers an all-encompassing would care and limb preservation program with surgical, medical and minimally invasive treatment options. We specialize in treating patients with limb-threatening conditions, such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), diabetes, critical limb ischemia (CLI), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and peripheral artery disease (PAD).
The endovascular and vascular surgeons and wound care specialists at Medical City Plano improve clinical outcomes for patients by using a multidisciplinary team approach to amputation prevention, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
"The staff has been absolutely amazing. They've taken excellent care of me."
Limb Preservation and Wound Care Goals:
- Amputation prevention
- Advanced wound healing of non-healing wounds
- Reduction of disability and pain for both acute and chronic patients experiencing leg pain, calf pain, or pain while walking or resting
Limb-Threatening Conditions Treated at Medical City Plano
- Burns that are serious in nature are treated at the Medical City Plano Burn and Reconstructive Center, Collin County’s first and North Texas’ second dedicated burn unit
- Our limb preservation team works with burn specialists to prevent amputation from non-healing burns
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Are among the most complex to treat and require a coordinated approach from a multidisciplinary team, which is why we have podiatrists on staff to coordinate diabetic foot care
- Up to 80 percent of leg amputations and foot amputations due to diabetic complications are preventable with an organized approach to treatment
- Diabetic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy
- Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- We treat all forms and symptoms of PVD and PAD, including claudication and intermittent claudication, chronic venous insufficiency with varicose veins and persistent lower extremity (LE) edema and critical limb ischemia characterized by resting pain or pain with ambulation and non-healing sores on the legs and feet
- Prolonged and untreated, PVD and PAD can lead to serious complications such as death of affected tissue, serious infection and amputation
- Wounds or ulcers that won’t heal, regardless of cause
- The Limb Preservation and Wound Care Center at Medical City Plano provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.
- Medical City Plano also offers state-of-the art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), an advanced type of care for chronic wounds and vascular diseases
Wound Care at Medical City Plano
The Wound Care Center® at Medical City Plano, managed by Healogics™, provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.
That's where our Wound Care Center can help. With state-of-the-art treatments, including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, radiology testing and debridement to address total patient health.
Are You a Wound Care Candidate?
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, ask your physician about a referral to our Wound Care Center or contact us directly for an assessment. If you are a candidate for this outpatient program, the Wound Care Center will immediately work with you and your doctor to deliver the following:
- Advanced therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
- Proven clinical protocols
- An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments for your specific needs
- Assessment and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care specialists, including a case manager who will oversee every aspect of your treatment
- Education for you and your family to help healing happen at home, including materials and resources related to prevention, nutrition, hygiene and more
- Ongoing communication and collaboration with you and your doctor so that you each remain informed about your progress.
Why Doctors and Patients Choose Medical City Plano’s Limb Preservation Program
- Medical City Plano offers the most comprehensive program in North Texas for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and other high-risk endovascular conditions
- Limb preservation patients have timely and efficient access to Medical City Plano’s full-service hospital facilities and healthcare specialists
- Our goal is to book appointments within 24 to 48 hours of referral
- Our team-based approach to non-healing foot ulcers and chronic limb ischemia offers a multidisciplinary physician team in one location, resulting in exceptional care and significant improvement in limb preservation
- Every patient receives a comprehensive evaluation by one of our team physicians to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their needs and governed by standard protocol
- Our limb preservation experts strive to educate community physicians to identify diabetic foot and peripheral vascular disease patients at the earliest possible time to prevent limb amputation
- Patients receive a full-time, dedicated nurse navigator to help them and their families with communication and coordination of healthcare among various physicians and specialists
- Our experts provide education to patients and families about risk factors, nutrition and diabetes management
- Follow-up care is closely monitored to be sure that care guidelines and treatment protocols are being adhered to
We look forward to serving you. Please contact a member of our staff with any other questions you may have regarding your therapy.
Limb Preservation and Wound Care Center at Medical City Plano
4001 West 15th Street, Suite 100
Fax: (214) 473-7680
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.