Center for Wound Care raising wound care awareness
June 4, 2018
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, a member of the Healogics network, is working to raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fifth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is held from June 4th to June 8th. One of over 700 Healogics-managed centers, Frisbie’s Center for Wound Care offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound care epidemic and the advance wound care solutions.
It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Frisbie’s Center for Wound Care. Visit www.woundcareawarenessweek.com to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear form patients about how wound healing changed their life. To schedule an appointment at Frisbie’s Center for Wound Care, call (603) 330-7914.