Emerson Hospital Center for Advanced Wound Care

Wound Care

If you have a wound that hasn’t started to heal in two weeks, or isn’t completely healed in six weeks, you may be a candidate for specialized wound care treatment.

Fortunately, you have convenient local access to leading-edge wound therapy at the Center for Advanced Wound Care at Emerson Hospital. Our specialized team provides expert treatment using the latest scientific advances, delivered with a healthy dose of compassion — the best-possible approach to healing. We also work with home care agencies and visiting nurse associations to coordinate care.
 

The types of wounds we see

Our team of wound care specialists has the expertise to treat a wide range of non-healing and difficult-to-heal wounds, including:
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous and arterial/ischemic ulcers (wounds caused by poor circulation)
  • Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Post-radiation injury to tissue or bone (i.e. radiation cystitis, proctitis or external wound)
  • Infected wounds
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Compromised flaps or grafts
  • Malignant wounds

The wound care services we provide

At Emerson’s Center for Advanced Wound Care, our approach is aggressive, comprehensive and tailored to your unique needs. We combine traditional and advanced therapies and techniques proven to help you heal faster. 

Non-healing wounds rarely result from a single cause, so we start with a thorough evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine the underlying cause of each wound. Then we develop a personalized treatment plan to give you the best chance for healing. This treatment plan may include: 

To learn more about treatments and services, call our Center for Advanced Wound Care at 978-287-8550. We are located at 54 Baker Avenue Extension, Suite 105, in Concord, Massachusetts. Convenient parking is available.

What to expect at the Center for Advanced Wound Care

When you arrive, you’ll meet with a clinical staff member for a consultation. This includes a physical examination and medical history evaluation. This diagnostic assessment helps us identify the type of wound you have and its underlying causes.

After the diagnostic exam, our team will work with you to establish a personalized treatment plan, and will provide progress reports to your primary care doctor.

Most wound care treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance.

Your multidisciplinary wound care team

As wound healing specialists, our clinicians have a consistent track record of healing wounds — even those that haven’t responded to other treatments. Emerson's Center for Advanced Wound Care is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes internal medicine physicians, vascular and plastic surgeons, podiatrists, infectious disease physicians, nurses and technicians.
 

Feature Stories

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David Whiteman, MD
In my own voice: David Whiteman, MD, on how aggressive wound care saved his foot2/20/2018

A team of Emerson specialists used their expertise to stem the system-wide infection that put Dr. David Whiteman’s foot at risk.

Joanne Warwick
When healing is a challenge the Emerson Center for Advanced Wound Care has the expertise7/6/2016

We expect our bodies to heal, because they usually do. When they don’t heal success­fully, the Emerson Center for Advanced Wound Care offers a range of treatments, from the most basic to the most high-tech.

Center for Advanced Wound Care finds ways to speed healing 8/7/2018

Physicians at Emerson’s Center for Advanced Wound Care are using a new generation of products to speed healing.