Chronic wounds can lead to a decrease in productivity, causing financial and emotional burdens for patients and their families. In the United States, chronic wounds affect an estimated 6.5 million people. An excess of $25 billion is spent annually on the treatment of chronic wounds. These numbers have continued to grow at a rapid pace due to our aging population and a rise in diabetes and obesity. Some 7.8% of the U.S. population suffer from diabetes and it is estimated that up to 25% of all diabetics will develop a diabetic foot ulcer in their lifetime.
The following is a list of our most frequently treated wounds:
The physicians and nurses in the Wound Healing Center at St. Clair Hospital have extensive experience treating difficult wounds. Accurate assessment, prompt treatment, patient education and follow-up care are essential to the healing process.
Call now to schedule your first appointment. Bring a list of your allergies, medications, supplements and well as your insurance card and photo identification.
The Wound Healing Center at St. Clair Hospital
St. Clair Hospital Professional Office Building – Suite 107
1050 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Phone: 412.942.5725 or 1.866.399.4325 (HEAL)
Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.