Wound care

If you’re dealing with a chronic or slow-healing wound, you’ll find relief at UCHealth. Our wound clinics along the Colorado Front Range have a consistently high rate of healing.

At UCHealth you benefit from a team of doctors from multiple specialties—including plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons, podiatrists and general practitioners—who combine their expertise to diagnose and treat chronic and complex wounds.

Types of wounds we treat

We treat wounds caused by a variety of factors, such as:

  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Immune system conditions
  • Infections
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Spider or insect bites
  • Traumatic or surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous insufficiency

Advanced wound treatments and therapies

We use a variety of techniques and innovative therapies to speed wound healing. You may benefit from:

  • Weekly debridement. A process wherein dead or damaged skin is removed to encourage healthy tissue growth.
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). We have had great success with this technique, in which suction is applied to the wound bed to remove excess fluid and promote healing. We are able to provide NPWT portable devices from different manufacturers, increasing your options and ability to meet your insurance requirements.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). HBOT is an advanced therapy that helps wounds heal by delivering increased concentrations of oxygen to the injured tissue.

Wound healing at home

Our goal is to keep you in your home and avoid hospitalization.

After a comprehensive evaluation of your condition, we create a personal treatment plan for you, coordinate home health care and supply delivery, and help you get maximum insurance benefits for your treatment.

We work with you and your family to provide information about your condition (including diabetes and dialysis) and offer preventive care such as nutrition education. We also maintain communication with your doctor and any other caregivers to keep them apprised of your progress.