How Radiology Services Can Help Your Wounds

Unfortunately, many Americans struggle with chronic wounds, essentially skin ulcerations or sores that refuse to heal. They’re often related to underlying conditions such as diabetes, venous insufficiency, chronic kidney disease, and other serious medical conditions that affect your vascular health.

Our expert team here at Vein & Vascular Solutions NYC, from our offices in Staten Island and the Midwood area of Brooklyn, New York, provides highly effective, minimally invasive treatments for a multitude of conditions related to the health of your circulatory system, which relies on the wellbeing of your veins and arteries.  

Learn how our specialists use the advanced technology of interventional radiology to aid in diagnosing and successfully treating the underlying vascular causes of chronic wounds.

What is the health impact of chronic wounds?

Chronic wounds are those that do not heal as expected, even with weeks of traditional treatment. This can lead to significant discomfort as the wound expands rather than heals.

A nonhealing wound also dramatically increases your risk of developing life-threatening infections that may evolve into tissue death (gangrene), sepsis, etc. To protect you from systemic infection, chronic wounds, which commonly affect the legs and feet, may eventually result in limb amputation.

What does interventional radiology have to do with treating chronic wounds?

There are several ways in which the advanced technology of interventional radiology is used to combat chronic wounds.

Effective treatment for chronic wounds often depends on the cause, size, and other characteristics of the wound, including the structure below the skin’s surface. Our imaging technology here at Vein & Vascular Solutions provides a detailed view of the tissue surrounding a wound.

This helps us accurately determine how deeply the wound travels into the tissue layers beneath the surface, the health of surrounding tissue, and what type of infection may be at work in and around the wound. These factors are vital to developing an effective wound care strategy.

With our team’s skill and our facility’s expert technology, we can also treat the underlying vascular conditions impairing healthy circulation to the wound, which your skin relies on to heal.  

What treatments do you offer for chronic wounds?

Typically your body uses your circulatory system, namely blood vessels, to send a multitude of natural healing substances to a wound that quickly close the damaged area, fight off infection, and rebuild your skin’s protective barrier.

Conditions like diabetes, chronic kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and other vascular issues damage your arteries and veins. This restricts blood flow to the wound, impairs circulation, and reduces your body’s ability to heal.

Treatments we offer at Vein & Vascular Solutions NYC include expert wound care that combines various medications, dressings/bandaging, and other medical techniques to help speed wound healing and prevent further tissue destruction.

We also focus on the underlying cause of the reduced circulation that led to the ulceration. Your provider uses nonsurgical treatments such as angioplasty to open blocked vessels and increase vital blood flow to and from the wound site. This also helps prevent future problems by restoring healthy circulation to the affected limb.

Schedule an appointment at Vein & Vascular Solutions NYC for highly effective wound care that relieves your discomfort and helps restore your circulatory health. Call the office or request an appointment online. 

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