IHVI offers access to comprehensive, highly specialized care through the Inova Wound Healing Centers for those at risk of limb loss.
The Inova Wound Healing Centers are staffed by a team of clinicians with advanced training in wound management.
Four locations across Northern Virginia offer convenient access to a full spectrum of specialized treatments, including:
- Compression stockings to reduce swelling
- Specialized shoes to accommodate structural foot problems
- Advanced wound dressings
- Topical antimicrobial treatments to heal damaged tissue
- Wound grafts made of synthetic materials or skin substitutes
- Negative pressure wound therapy and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy, sitting in a pressurized chamber and breathing in pure oxygen to promote faster healing
- Autologous platelet therapy, injecting a concentration of the patient’s own blood platelets into the wound to accelerate healing
- Prosthetics and rehabilitation services for patients who need an amputation
In addition to advanced wound healing services, patients at high risk for losing a limb are evaluated for vascular and endovascular procedures to help restore blood flow to limbs by a multidisciplinary team of vascular surgeons, cardiologists and interventional radiologists. The level of complexity and nature of the underlying disease determine whether follow-up visits will continue at one of the seven Inova Vascular physician office locations or in one of the four Inova Wound Healing Centers.
Patients are evaluated for vascular and endovascular procedures to help restore blood flow to limbs in addition to advanced wound healing services.
Most patients require weekly or biweekly follow-up visits, which can usually be done onsite at one of the Inova Wound Healing Centers. Patients return to their vascular surgeon for "remission" visits (every two, three or six months). Remission visits continue for patients whose condition has stabilized but who remain at risk for limb loss.
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