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Wound Care Services at Drexel Surgery

Drexel Surgery's wound care physicians take a multidisciplinary approach to the care of individuals with non-healing wounds. Patients who benefit from these services typically have had their wounds for at least eight weeks and, in many cases, several years. Approximately 50 percent of these patients are diabetics, 25 percent have chronic venous disease, and the remaining patients have pressure ulcers, vasculitis, or other unusual problems. Most of these patients have been seen by several health care providers who have been unable to heal their wounds.

Drexel's vascular surgery specialists are pioneers in limb salvage for diabetic patients and have been recognized internationally for their work in healing diabetic wounds.

A Comprehensive Wound Care Team

Drexel's wound care team includes:

  • a physician dedicated to wound healing
  • a podiatrist
  • a wound care nurse
  • plastic surgery specialists
  • vascular surgery specialists
  • visiting nurses
  • physical therapists

Patients are seen by various members of the Drexel wound care team who monitor their outcome data and healing rates. A majority of our patients continue to receive care as outpatients. To provide continuity of care, the wound care team works closely with the patient's visiting nurse.

Drexel Wound Care in the News

"NIH Funds Clinical Trial to Test Device that Heals Wounds with Ultrasound"
(November 29, 2016)

"Drexel Researchers Develop Therapeutic Ultrasound Technology For Healing Chronic Wounds"
(August 1, 2013)

"28 Amazing New Ways Philly Doctors Can Save Your Life"
Philadelphia magazine (May 2012)

"Better Healing"
Exel, Drexel Research Magazine (2012)

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

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