Conditions we treat
A chronic, non-healing wound is not a disease, but rather a complication of one or more underlying conditions.
Non-healing wounds require specialist treatment to ensure that to consider and manage any of these conditions and promote the progression of the wound to healing.
The expertise of our specialist Tissue Viability Clinicians allows Pioneer Wound Healing and Lymphoedema Centres to treat a variety of chronic non-healing wounds.
Treatments by location
Lymphoedema can occur in any part of the body but most often affects the arms or legs. Lymphoedema occurs when the body’s lymphatic system is not working efficiently and the fluid is unable to drain from one or more areas of the body.
The swelling may...
When a significant pressure injury has occurred healing can often take many weeks or months and often specialist input is required to aid the healing process. If your GP refers you to our service it is likely you will have a pressure injury to the buttock...
When the stitches are removed or the stitches below the skin or adhesives dissolve the wound has usually healed.
Occasionally these wounds might not heal with these methods and may open up following removal of sutures or following an infection. This is...
Surgery is required when an infection develops in this area and it results in a cavity wound which requires frequent dressing. In many cases these wounds are dressed frequently and heal rapidly but in some cases, for a variety of reasons, these wounds...
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
It can be part of a lymphoedema treatment programme; it helps reduce pain and discomfort and can prevent tissue fibrosis.
Our clinicians are qualified to provide full Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
MLD is performed directly onto the skin, so you will...
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
In some people with diabetes, their condition affects the ability of the skin to heal well, meaning that they are more prone to developing ulcers.
Diabetes can damage the nerves in the hands and feet causing a loss of sensation called peripheral neuropathy....
Leg Ulcers can usually be healed in 12-18 weeks depending on a variety of factors, with appropriate treatment.
Leg Ulcers can develop for a number of reasons and a key part of establishing the most effective treatment is to conduct a full assessment of...