Wound Care - Page
Also known as an Open Wound Treatment
What are Wounds?
Though all surgeons close wounds, there are times when the special reconstructive surgery skills are needed. Their expertise can improve healing and reduce scaring when a wound is large, jagged or cannot be covered with the skin currently at the site. While basic suturing techniques continue to be essential, surgeons today have a wide range of materials available, including: Absorbable sutures, Adhesives, Synthetic sutures, and Tapes.
What to expect during the Wound Care procedure?
We understand that severe wounds can have a profound impact on your life and can affect physical movement, lifestyle, emotional well-being, and overall health. The goal is to provide effective solutions for all types of serious and complicated wounds.
Including tissue transfer, skin grafts, and microsurgery
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Patients are immersed in 100 percent oxygen at an atmospheric pressure that is higher than normal. This increases the amount of oxygen in the blood and promotes quicker healing.
Bioengineered skin substitutes
Using cell-based tissue to protect the wound and increase healing
Specialized wound-specific dressings
Made of gels, collagen, foam, or various other substances used to help promote wound healing. This treatment method is often used with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and nutrition counseling.
Dietary and nutrition consultations
Studies show that wound healing takes longer in people who have a diet lacking in essential nutrients
What to expect during the recovery for Wounds?
After a wound heals, plastic surgery can be performed to reduce scarring and help restore function. Since a variety of procedures can be performed, your individual recovery instructions may vary.
Request a consultation.
To find out more about available treatments and procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Moulton-Barrett at one of his Bay Area offices. Board certified plastic surgeon Rex Moulton-Barrett, M.D., offers advanced care and procedures for Bay Area residents. He has offices in Oakland, San Leandro, Alameda and Brentwood, CA.