Specialty Care for Wounds
A minor cut or scratch poses little problem for most people, but for some, a wound like this can result in serious infection. More than five million Americans do not have the ability to heal properly after a wound because of diabetes, poor circulation, paralysis or other health conditions.
Fairview wound specialists help patients with slow- or non-healing wounds. Our highly trained team of doctors and nurses bring advanced training in artery and vessels, general and plastic surgery, infectious diseases and foot/ankle surgery.
Our team uses the latest technologies and methods to heal wounds. More than 85 percent of our patients return to work and home with a fully healed wound.
Conditions we treat
- Cancer wounds
- Diabetes complications
- Non-healing surgical incisions
- Orthopedic wounds
- Poor circulation
- Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
- Radiation therapy wounds
- Surgical wound complications
- Amputation treatment and prevention
- Infection treatment and prevention
- Treatment of underlying cause
- Wound diagnosis and treatment
Our highly trained wound healing team of physicians and nurses will create an individualized plan designed to quickly heal wounds acquired from such areas as vascular surgery, general surgery, plastic surgery, infectious disease, and podiatry.
Our clinical staff uses the latest proven methods and technologies to heal previously unhealed wounds. Patients, families and their caregivers are also taught how to treat the wounds at home to promote faster and more permanent healing.
Our goals are:
- Healing your wound and keeping it healed
- Preventing infections
- Preventing amputations
- Increasing your comfort and mobility
Wound Healing Institute at Fairview Southdale Hospital
6545 France Ave. S., Suite 586
Edina, MN 55435
Related Health Topics
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Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Wound (Vietnamese)
Discharge Instructions: Wound Packing
Preventing Pressure Ulcers
Preventing Surgical Site Infections
Recognizing and Treating Wound Infection
Staph Infection (non-MRSA)
Treating Pressure Ulcers of the Foot
Treating Pressure Ulcers: Surgery