Chronic wounds are a major public health concern in our community which can result in the loss of limb and subsequent loss of independence. Wounds result from uncontrolled diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, chronic venous insufficiency and trauma. Limited access to primary care, poor compliance, smoking, lack of exercise, and poor nutrition all contribute to the development of chronic wounds. Education and prevention are key to avoiding complications and disability that can result from chronic wounds.
The Wound Care Center at White Plains Hospital offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of wounds. Our staff includes 2 physical therapists and a wound care technician with specific interest and expertise in the care of chronic wounds. They possess special knowledge of medications, dressings and vacuum assisted devices that are instrumental to the treatment of chronic wounds. The team is supported by a group of dedicated physicians and nurses with specialties in Infectious Disease, General, Vascular, Orthopedic, Plastic, and Podiatric Surgery. The acute care of this patient population is complex and often requires the input from various disciplines. For patients with complex treatment plans or lack of family support, our social workers coordinate home care and visiting nurse to ensure continuity of care while at home. Together, we are offering the very best and latest care to our patients.
For more information contact: 914-681-2430