Wound Healing Program
Chronic poorly-healing wounds have emerged as a major health issue in America . Patients suffer with pain, disability and, in some cases, they are at risk for amputation if wound closure cannot be accomplished. Fortunately there are modern techniques to evaluate wounds and accelerate successful healing! We at Millburn Surgical Associates are highly experienced in the treatment of:
- Outpatient burns
- Pressure sores
- Diabetic foot and leg wounds
- Venous “stasis” ulcers
- Traumatic injuries
- Wounds associated with poor arterial circulation
Dr. Eisenbud was 2003 President of the American Academy of Wound Management, which has administered a board certification examination to over 4000 practitioners who wish to show their expertise in wound care. Formerly, the Medical Director of the Overlook Medical Center Wound Healing Program, he has also founded one of the leading biotechnology companies in the field of wounds, Advanced BioHealing, Inc. Drs. Manicone and Goldenkranz each have decades of experience in evaluating and healing difficult wounds, and they have particular expertise in the circulatory conditions that so often are the reason for poor healing. Some of the group’s more recent wound-related publications are listed below.
During your initial comprehensive visit we will review with you the medical conditions; go over your list of medications; conduct a thorough examination; assess your circulation with our state-of-the-art noninvasive vascular ultrasound equipment. We have effective techniques to anesthetize the wound area and gently clean it to reduce the chance of infection and encourage healing. Sometimes we may take a tiny bit of tissue to examine under the microscope or to culture for possible infection. We will work with you to construct a comprehensive treatment plan that generally will include medication and dressings; if you need the help of a visiting nurse for daily bandage changes, we will assist in the arrangements. Physical therapy techniques and nutritional modifications are also sometimes appropriate.
As your wound goes through the various stages of healing, the dressings may be changed because each step of wound closure is accelerated by different medications and treatments. In order to monitor this progress, we usually see patients weekly or on alternate weeks.