Approximately 8 million people in the U.S. live with chronic wounds, more than the number of people with breast, colon and lung cancers combined. These wounds, which persist and won’t heal, often are caused by diseases like diabetes that affect blood circulation. Chronic wounds also may occur in people who use wheelchairs or are bedridden.
Chronic wounds such as ulcers are painful. They can cause stress and impact your overall physical and emotional health. If a wound remains painful for more than 30 days, has a bad odor or is red or inflamed, please seek treatment.
Helping patients with chronic wounds heal faster to improve quality of life
Our wound care team may include doctors, wound care specialty nurses, physical therapists and other experts. We provide advanced treatments to accelerate healing and manage troublesome wounds.
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Once we diagnose the cause of your wound, we’ll develop a treatment plan to manage or heal the wound and prevent another from forming. Your care team also will provide education and support resources to teach you how to help your body heal.
Advanced Wound Healing & Vascular Care
Platte Valley Medical Center is the only hospital in northeast Denver that offers the most advanced methods for treating chronic and non-healing wounds, including our outpatient Wound Center with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and a state-of-the-art Catheterization Lab. Our facility allows patients who have vascular or arterial wounds, diabetic or venous ulcers, painful varicose veins, infections, and other slow-healing wounds to receive care in one, convenient location.
Patients living with cardiovascular disease may be at risk for chronic or non-healing wounds. Inversely, patients with chronic wounds may also have cardiovascular risk factors such as Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), venous insufficiency, or diabetes. As leaders in both wound and vascular care, Platte Valley Medical Center and Healogics offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to providing a one-stop-shop for patients to receive the necessary care in the treatment and management of complex wounds.
Learn more about our Advanced Wound Center and Vascular Services