UNC Hospitals Wound Healing and Podiatry Center
To schedule appointments at the UNC Wound Healing & Podiatry Clinic, call 984-974-2900.
The UNC Wound Healing & Podiatry Center is a multidisciplinary clinic, with a focus on vascular surgery and podiatry.
Our goal is to identify all underlying factors leading to poor wound healing, allowing formulation of the most personalized plan of care for the treatment of the non-healing wound.
This unique program began 15 years ago as a way to reduce amputations in the state of North Carolina. Today this state-of-the-art outpatient, hospital-based clinic provides the most advanced therapies available for the care and healing of chronic wounds that may result from:
- Vascular disease
- Complications from surgery
Our podiatry services include the management of all aspects of diabetic foot care and the correction of most common deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, and ingrown nails.
In our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) patients relax in their own pressurized chamber, receiving individualized healing treatments while breathing in 100% oxygen. This allows their bodies to absorb a higher than normal concentration of oxygen which speeds up the healing process.
HBOT is an important treatment option for patients with chronic wounds including;
- Diabetic ulcer of the lower extremities
- Soft-tissue radionecrosis
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Compromised skin flap/graft
- Crush injury
- Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency