Wounds Specialist

Precision Vascular -  - Vascular & Vein Center

Precision Vascular

Vascular & Vein Centers located in North Dallas, Dallas, TX & Mesquite, TX

Poor blood circulation to your legs can cause many symptoms, including pain and swelling. It can also make wound healing in the lower extremities very difficult. If you have a nonhealing wound, the experienced team at Precision Vascular, with branches in Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, and McKinney, Texas, can devise a wound care plan to support healing and improve blood flow. Give your legs the love and care they deserve by scheduling a consultation today. Call the office nearest you or book online.

Wounds Q & A

What is Wound Care?

Wound care at Precision Vascular refers to those treatments that the vein and vascular experts use to help heal a wound. Venous leg ulcers, also referred to as stasis ulcers, are one of the most common types of chronic wounds the providers at Precision Vascular treat.

Poor blood flow to your legs impairs circulation, weakens the immune system, and allows the buildup of toxins and blood in the lower extremities. 

The reverse blood circulation also causes swelling and inflammation, which may lead to a break in the skin and the development of a leg wound. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Wound Care?

The team at Precision Vascular determines if you’re a good candidate for wound care during an evaluation.

You should schedule a consultation if you have a wound on your leg that doesn’t seem to be healing. Other symptoms of a venous leg ulcer that warrant a visit with the wound care experts include:

  • Leg swelling
  • Itchiness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Signs of infection at the site of your wound

 

The team can also help manage diabetic foot ulcers.

What Treatments are Used During Wound Care?

Initially, the team may recommend compression to help relieve the pressure in your leg. But, ultimately you may need a procedure to take care of the damaged blood vessel and restore blood flow to the area to encourage healing. The team may recommend:

  • Angioplasty: An angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at restoring blood flow through an artery. During the procedure, your doctor inserts a catheter into the blocked or narrowed portion of your artery, and a tiny balloon is inflated to expand the artery.
  • Stenting: Stenting is a procedure in which a wire mesh, referred to as a stent, is placed into the narrow or blocked artery to open it up and improve blood flow. Your stenting may be performed at the same time as your angioplasty.
  • Atherectomy: An atherectomy may be performed at the same time as your angioplasty. The purpose of the minimally invasive procedure is to remove plaque buildup along your blood vessel wall.

 

Restoring blood flow is essential for wound healing. To learn more about the wound care treatments at Precision Vascular, call the office or request an appointment online today.