Palos Wound Care Clinic
The Palos Wound Care Clinic meets the needs of patients with acute, chronic or surgical wounds or ostomies, often due to complications from chronic diseases. It is made up of a multidisciplinary staff that includes physicians, nurses and physical therapists with either advanced training or certifications in wound care management.
Types of wounds treated at the clinic include:
- Arterial ulcers – caused by poor blood flow
- Venous leg ulcers – due to poor function of vein valves
- Foot wounds – from damaged nerves or trauma
- Pressure ulcers – skin breakdown over bony points
- Traumatic wounds – cuts or puncture wounds
- Surgical infections - or opening of an incision
- Wounds related to cancer or diabetes
- Infected wounds
Additional clinic services:
- Ostomy Care – Surgically created urinary or fecal openings can develop complications including leaking and skin irritation. Certified wound-ostomy continence nurses are available to patients for treatment.
- Edema Care – Swelling in the lower extremities that can hamper wound healing. The clinic employs certified lymphedema therapists.
- Physical Therapy – Specialized wound healing techniques and attention focused on mobility and recovery of function.
Patients are seen on an outpatient basis at the Wound Care Clinic, conveniently located at Palos Hospital. Patients can self-refer to one of our physicians or be referred by their own physician for physical therapy or nursing services.
Physicians from specialties including family practice, physical medicine and rehabilitation, general medicine and podiatry with advanced training in wound care are available in the clinic to see patients.
All Palos Wound Care Clinic patients are individually assessed. Physical, emotional, functional and nutritional factors are taken into account. Treatment involves a comprehensive nursing and/or wound physical therapist. Referrals to specialty physicians and services as needed. The frequency and duration of visits are individualized.
If you believe the clinic can help treat your wound or that of a loved one, contact them directly at 708-923-5280 to make an appointment, or ask your physician for a referral.