Nonhealing wounds can affect anyone — even children.
All most people have to do to treat a skin wound is clean it out, cover it with a bandage and give it time to heal. But what happens when those steps don’t work? Who do you turn to if your child’s wound is large, deep or complicated, and isn’t healing properly?
The experts at UK HealthCare’s Pediatric Wound Care Clinic have the knowledge and technology to help. Led by pediatrician James Van Buren, MD, who has specialized training in wound care, the UK Pediatric Wound Care Clinic is staffed by a team of highly trained wound care nurses and other healthcare professionals who can evaluate the wound and create a treatment plan customized to each child’s individual needs. When necessary, the UK Pediatric Wound Care Clinic also partners with UK HealthCare’s general, plastic and orthopaedic surgeons to offer surgical solutions for nonhealing wounds. Together, we’re dedicated to providing compassionate, focused wound care for kids.
Wounds treated at the UK Pediatric Wound Care Clinic include:
- Gastrostomy tube site problems
- Pressure sores
- Surgical wounds
- Trauma wounds