Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

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Wound Care

The body's healing process is quite complex. Various factors can disrupt the healing process, leaving some people with sores, wounds or infections that will not heal or are very slow to heal. 

A wound that does not respond to standard medical care within 30 days is typically considered a "problem" or "chronic" wound. The variety and complexity of non-healing, chronic wounds presents a particular challenge. These wounds often require intervention by specialists who can apply the most technologically advanced treatments and proven protocols to effectively treat chronic wounds.

Risk Factors for Chronic Wounds

Certain conditions and lifestyles can lead to a higher risk for developing non-healing sores, including smoking, poor circulation, diabetes, neuropathy (abnormal sensation), malnutrition, obesity, immobility, aging, arthritis, kidney disease, certain medications, swelling/edema, radiation therapy, and treatments or diseases that suppress the immune system.

Treatments and Therapies

During your initial consultation, the cause of your wound will be determined and a treatment course will be discussed with you in detail.

Our Wound Care Center provides a full range of advanced treatments, including:

  • Debridement (removal of dead or damaged tissue)

  • Advanced wound dressings

  • Bio-engineered tissue substitutes

  • Vacuum-assisted closure of wounds

  • Compression therapy

  • Casting

  • Nutritional guidance

  • Medical and laboratory tests

  • Vascular (blood flow) studies

  • Patient/family/professional education

Limb Salvage

With proper treatment, limb amputations are typically avoidable. Our Wound Care specialists consider amputation to be an absolute last resort.

Our highly skilled providers have devoted their education and careers to caring for difficult-to-heal wounds. By emphasizing adequate vascular evaluation, quick intervention when necessary and aggressive wound care, tissue loss and major amputation can generally be prevented.


We serve patients covered by most commercial insurance plans, including:

    The Alliance
    Blue Cross
    Health EOS
    Medicare and Medicaid
    Unity Health Plan / Quartz
    WEA Trust