Wound care is an ever increasing need throughout the country and the world. This surgery can change lives and give people a second shot after suffering catastrophic injuries. Others, who have had chronic wounds that have gone untreated for years, are in desperate need of the procedure.
The Billings Gazette explores the need for chronic wound care surgery in a recent article titled “Need for chronic wound care growing in Montana, nationally.” Zach Benoit of the Billings Gazette writes, “Millions of patients each year in the United States suffer from chronic wounds — those that haven’t healed long after they should have — and caring for them accounts for billions of dollars in annual spending. And with obesity and diabetes rates skyrocketing in recent decades, the need for such services has only grown, while the field of caring for chronic wounds has become its own specialization, with centers and departments popping up across the country, including in Montana. ‘Ten years ago we didn’t have wound care specialists, and a lot of these patients just fell through the cracks,’ said Dr. Tim Dernbach, a cardiovascular surgeon and medical director of St. Vincent Healthcare’s Wound Healing Center.”
Wound care got a large amount of attention recently as a part of Wound Care Awareness Week. These types of awareness weeks shouldn’t be taken for granted because there are so many people who are suffering from chronic wounds. It’s important, if for no other reason, that we let these people know we have them in our thoughts and are working on ways to make sure more get the treatment they need.
The CT Post takes a look at Wound Care Awareness Week in a recent article titled “Milford center participates in Wound Care Awareness Week.” According to the author of the article, “The Advanced Wound Care Center at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The third annual Wound Care Awareness Week will take place from June 6 to June 10. Program directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions.”
When it comes to wound care surgery in California, one doctor you can trust is Rex E. Moulton Barrett M.D. In addition to wound care treatment, Dr. Moulton Barrett offers a variety of other reconstructive and cosmetic surgery options.
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