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Wound Care

If you're suffering from a non-healing wound, you're not alone. Every year, chronic wounds, caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions, keep millions of Americans just like you from doing things they love to do. Memorial Wound Care Center can help you get your life back. Our unique multidisciplinary team of dedicated doctors and nurses treat more of these wounds than anyone else. Many patients find wounds that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment can be treated. It's what we do. In fact, for most patients, the Memorial Wound Care Center program leaves them completely healed in just a few months.

Wounds We Treat:

  • Ulcers (pressure, diabetic, neuropathic or ischemic)
  • Surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Burns
  • Peristomal skin irritations
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Actinomycosis
  • Preservation of compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Crush injury/acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Progressive necrotizing infections (necrotizing fasciitis)
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Post-radiation tissue injury
  • Crush injuries
  • Compromised grafts and flaps
  • Gangrene
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning 
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Osteomyelitis

At Memorial Wound Care Center, we put together a treatment program based on your specific needs. The program will include regular visits to the Memorial Wound Care Center to provide treatment, evaluate progress, and make any changes that might be needed. You (or your caregiver) will be given detailed instructions in home care, nutrition, dressing (bandage) changes, and protecting the wound from further injury. A variety of treatment options are available depending on type and severity of a wound. Treatment may include the following:

  • Infectious disease management
  • Physical therapy
  • Vascular evaluation
  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Nutritional management
  • Pain management
  • Diabetic education
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiology
  • Debridement
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Chambers

Hyperbaric Chambers are a part of our Memorial Wound Care Center healing tools. These non-invasive clear acrylic chambers provide 100% oxygen to promote the optimum healing opportunity. While breathing pure oxygen, the patient's blood plasma becomes saturated, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body's tissue. The ultimate result is the body's natural wound healing mechanisms (which are oxygen dependent) are able to function more efficiently. Continued use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment increases the body's immune and healing response. Our Certified Hyperbaric Technician will educate you with the knowledge to complete this treatment with the best results.  

Outpatient Special Services

Ostomy Care

Individuals requiring bowel or bladder diversion surgery such as a Colostomy, Ileostomy or Urostomy now have a clinic to address their unique needs.

Services provided by certified ostomy nurses include:

  • Pre-operative education and stoma site marking
  • Post-operative follow- up care
  • Pouch system fitting
  • Treatment of stoma and peristomal skin problems
  • Assistance with equipment choices to prevent leakage and meet individual lifestyle needs
  • Hernia belt measurement
  • Development of problem-solving plans

Fibroscan Liver Study

  • A FriboScan test is a quick (15-30 minute), non-invasive examination that assesse the stage of the liver fibrosis.
  • FribroScan is a new medical device in the United States (approved by the FDA on 4/15/13) that provides a painless and reliable alternative to liver biopsy.
  • FibroScan is typically ordered for patients that have cirrhosis, chronic liver disease, fatty liver, hepatic fibrosis, alcohol related liver disease or one of the many disease or viral infections that causes hepatitis. 

Esophogeal Manometry

  • Esophageal Manometry is a quick test (about 15-20 minutes) that is used to measure the function of the lower esophageal sphincter and is commonly ordered for patients who may experience difficulty swallowing, pain when swallowing, heartburn, or chest pain.  
  • During the Esophageal Manometry test you are not sedated, but a topical anesthetic will be applied to your nose to make the passage of the tube more comfortable.
  • A small, flexible tube is passed through your nose, down your esophagus and into your stomach. The tube does not interfere with your breathing.
  • During the Esophageal Manometry test, you will be asked to swallow a small amount of water to evaluate how well the sphincter and muscles are working.

24HR pH Impedance Study

  • A 24HR pH impedance study may be ordered by your doctor in order to measure and record the pH in your esophagus to learn if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The test can also be done to determine the effectiveness of medications or surgery for GERD.
  • A thin, small tube with a device on the tip that senses acid is gently passed through your nose, down the esophagus, and positioned about 2 inches above the lower esophageal sphincter. The end of the tube that comes out your nose is attached to a portable recorder which has several buttons on it that you will press to mark certain events. A nurse will review the monitoring instructions with you.
  • The test is conducted over a 24 hour period where you will be expected to carry out your normal activities.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 575-532-4399

Our Location

Phone: 575-532-4399

2735 E Northrise Drive
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011