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Center for Advanced Wound Healing opens this week at Memorial Hospital Belleville

Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing will open on Tuesday, May 25, on the hospital’s Belleville campus.

The center will offer advanced wound care for people living with chronic, non-healing wounds. Memorial has partnered with Healogics, a national provider of advanced, chronic wound care services.

It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and that number is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.  If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this service to residents our community,” said Dr. Hans Moosa, vascular surgeon with BJC Medical Group of Illinois and medical director of Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing.  Partnering with Healogics allows Memorial to enhance and expand our existing wound care services to provide state of the art comprehensive and multispecialty approaches to the treatment of difficult to heal wounds.”

The center provides wound consultations/evaluations, as well as non-invasive vascular studies, specialty wound dressings, cellular and tissue-based products, compression therapy, treatment of wound infections, patient and family education, pressure off-loading devices and footwear, debridement and negative pressure wound therapy.

Likely candidates for treatment at the center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven’t healed within a reasonable time frame.

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing located in Medical Office Center – Two, Suite 160, 4600 Memorial Drive, Belleville. No referral is needed; for more information, call (618) 825-9272.

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