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Wound Care at Allegheny General Hospital

The Allegheny General Hospital Advanced Wound Healing and Lymphedema Center is one of just a few in the United States dedicated to both wound care and specialized treatment for lymphedema. Experts representing vascular surgery and orthopaedic surgery, as well as the disciplines of plastic surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, physical therapy and nursing, collaborate to provide a comprehensive approach to wound healing, limb preservation and follow-up care. Our professionals use sophisticated equipment to evaluate and manage wounds that have not responded to traditional treatment methods. We have been providing state-of-the-art wound care since 2003.
The center’s professionals employ a variety of cutting-edge methods to evaluate and manage wounds that don’t respond to traditional treatments.

F-scan Computerized Plantar Measurement System
This technology pinpoints high-pressure areas on the foot and determines the origin of foot wounds. This allows specially designed footwear and medical devices to be prescribed to help prevent wound recurrences.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
These pressurized chambers deliver increased amounts of oxygen to difficult-to-heal wounds, promoting healing.

Compression Management
Patients with swelling have access to a wide array of techniques to control fluid accumulation, including sophisticated compression pumps, wraps and manual lymphatic drainage.

Growth-factor Therapy
Platelet-derived growth factor is released during the body’s normal reparative process and has been shown to promote a similar effect in non-healing wounds. Allegheny wound specialists are working with advanced techniques to stimulate this effect using naturally circulating platelets.

To find an Allegheny Health Network physician who specializes in wound care, call 412.DOCTORS (412.362.8677).