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By June Smith and Kathryn Hackenholt-Wrenn

Lions and tigers and wounds, OH MY! You have been doing your best to care for an open wound at home. You’ve done everything you can think of, but the wound doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Having a wound can be a very scary time in anyone’s life, but with help from a team of healthcare professionals, the process can be made much easier. At the Watauga Surgical Group, we believe caring for a wound is something no one should have to do alone.

When visiting our Wound Care Center, you will be treated by our team of caring healthcare professionals consisting of Medical Assistants and Registered Nurses, all specializing in wound care to cleanse, photograph, and dress your wounds. Whether you need immediate attention or are simply searching for educational material, our Wound Care Center offers a wide array of services for all patients, including those with a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy. After assessing and evaluating all treatment options, we make it our goal to provide patients with the best evidence-based care for any wound.

Don’t let a wound disrupt your life. Visit the Wound Care Center today. Our team is here and eager to give you the best care in the High Country.


Keep in mind:

  • In order to heal properly, wounds need blood supply, nutrition, and the optimal wound environment. Maintaining the optimal wound care environment means keeping a wound clean, covered, and moist.
  • A patient may undergo certain testing in order to check blood supply to the wound.
  • Offloading with casts or orthotics may be needed to decrease pressure to the wound bed.
  • In order to give a wound the proper nutrition needed for closure, a patient may require skin grafts.

Learn more about the Watauga Surgical Group

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