Wound care can refer to wide range of medical assistance, starting with the cleansing and dressing of superficial scrapes and lacerations and extending not only to stitches and sutures for larger cuts – all of which can be provided by your primary care physician – but also to the treatment of more difficult and slow-healing wounds. Care for such wounds may be complicated by health conditions such as an infection, diabetes, anemia, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems and vascular diseases, and may require the assistance of a general surgeon or other specialist to address. In particular, infected wounds and wounds where osteomyelitis (a bone infection) has set in require surgical debridement and curettage along with antibiotic therapy. Pressure ulcers are another kind of wound that can require long-term medical care via surgery and nursing assistance. Our specialists in wound care are able to provide the most advanced and effective therapies to promote healing, reduce the incidence of further complications and minimize or address post-operative scarring.