Minimally Invasive Treatments For Your Wounds.

ART Vascular Specialists are experienced and successful in dealing with the vascular conditions that can be at the root of non-healing leg ulcers and leg wounds. Our board-certified vascular physicians offer in office diagnostic testing and will customize a treatment plan for your condition. Whether you are suffering from arterial/ischemic wounds, burns or scalds, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, chronic venous insufficiency wounds, traumatic or surgical wounds, our team of experienced wound and vascular experts are here to help.

What Causes Non-Healing Leg Wounds?

Non-healing leg wounds are due to arterial or venous disease or a combination of both. Often age-related changes can cause non healing leg wounds including:

Peripheral artery disease: Arterial hardening and narrowing causes decreased blood flow in the legs which can starve your tissues of oxygen. Arterial wounds usually occur on the end of toes or between the heels or on the outer ankle.

Chronic venous insufficiency: if veins fail to return blood, pressure builds up preventing tissue from getting the oxygen they need. Swelling, discoloration, leg heaviness and itchiness may precede ulcers or non-healing wounds. They usually occur on the around the ankle on the inside.

How Do ART Vascular Specialists Find Out The Cause Of Your Leg Wounds?

Our team has in office diagnostic technologies to help identify the course of your non-healing leg wounds. Besides obtaining a careful history and physical exams, the team at ART Vascular may obtain ultrasound studies, angiography or other advanced imaging to aid with accurate diagnoses and offer the appropriate treatment.

What Advanced "Pinhole" Procedures Does ART Vascular Offer For Leg Wounds?

For nonhealing ulcers due to peripheral arterial disease after diagnosis with angiography, treatments may include lifestyle changes, medications combined with treating your arteries with angioplasty and stents.

For nonhealing ulcers due to chronic venous insufficiency treatments may include compression stockings, exercise or specialized advanced treatments including endovenous radiofrequency treatment of varicose veins. This redirects flow into healthy veins and larger nonhealing ulcers to heal. Our team of physician experts will likely use ultrasound vein mapping to assist in treatment planning potential vein ablation.

At ART Vascular, we’re dedicated to preventing lower limb loss and optimizing outcomes for patients with chronic, non-healing wounds resulting from illnesses such as diabetes, venous stasis, pressure ulcers, and peripheral vascular disease. Our physicians specialize in treating patients with limb-threatening conditions, such as diabetic foot ulcers/infections and peripheral arterial disease.

A multi-disciplinary team of physicians, podiatrists, registered nurses, technologists, and nutritionists work together to provide patients with the most effective treatment options to relieve pain, promote healing, and help patients get back on their feet. Your primary care physician remains an integral part of your overall treatment plan.

With years of experience and healing rates of over 95%, the staff at ART Vascular is proud to be able to assist patients who have difficult-to-heal wounds. A course of treatment may include:

  • Vascular testing
  • Surgical intervention
  • Diabetes education
  • Nutritional services
  • Education on wound prevention
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Protective footwear

What Can Our Wound Care Patients Expect?

Your course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During your first visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need special tests that give us information about circulation to the wound. This will help to determine what course of treatment you will need.

Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the wound healing center weekly or bi-weekly for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing progress. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome. Some things you can do to assist with your healing:

  • Care for your wound at home as directed by the wound care team
  • Take medications as directed
  • Return for your follow-up appointments
  • Keep regular appointments with your primary care physician while you are receiving wound care treatment

Conditions treated also include:

  • Osteomyelitis (infection of the bone)
  • Diabetic wound of the lower extremity
  • Radiation tissue or bone damage
  • Compromised skin grafts or flaps

Contact our physician experts at ART Vascular for an appointment right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • A foot or leg ulcer that is red and/or swollen
  • An ulcer or skin surrounding an ulcer that has turned black
  • A leg or foot ulcer and you have had a previous major or minor lower limb amputation
  • You have been told you might need an amputation of a toe, foot, or lower leg