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Wound Care

Advanced treatments and services for hard-to-heal skin injuries

Wound Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth

Some skin wounds are difficult to heal, no matter how much time you give them. That's when it's time to seek care from the wound care specialists at BID Plymouth.

Chronic wounds can interfere with your everyday life. In some cases, they can even become life-threatening. You have access to a full range of wound care treatments and services to address the many things that can slow or prevent a wound from improving. We help you heal, so you can get back to living your life.

Types of Wounds We Treat

Our team has expertise and experience to help you with all types of complex wounds, including:

Arterial Ulcers

Arterial ulcers develop due to poor blood flow. They usually occur on or between your toes, on your heels or along your outer ankle. In some cases, these ulcers also occur on other parts of the body.

Diabetic Ulcers

Diabetic ulcers are also called neuropathic ulcers. They develop from a combination of nerve damage, pressure and decreased blood flow. You're most likely to find these wounds on your feet or toes.

Pressure Injury

Commonly known as bed sores, pressure ulcers develop when prolonged pressure on an area of the body lessens blood flow to the skin and underlying tissue. They frequently occur when someone spends long periods in bed or sitting up in a chair, often without changing position. Left untreated, pressure ulcers may become life-threatening.

Surgical Wounds

Surgical wounds refer to the cuts, or incisions, doctors make to perform an operation. Sometimes these incisions heal incorrectly or become infected.

Venous Stasis Ulcers

Venous stasis ulcers occur when blood has a hard time returning to the heart from the lower legs. Often, this is due to damaged valves in the leg veins or a blood clot. When blood doesn't move like it should, it pools in the lower leg, causing swelling and tissue damage. Eventually, this leads to an open wound.

Treatments & Services

No two wounds — or patients — are exactly alike. That's why we personalize your treatment. We work with you to develop a care plan that meets your needs and helps your wound heal as quickly as possible.

You may benefit from one or more of these treatments and services:

  • Acute and chronic wound management
  • Diabetes education and assistance with disease management
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Infection management
  • Limb edema (swelling) reduction and compressive therapy
  • Limb preservation program
  • Nutritional guidance and assistance
  • Offloading/pressure reduction therapy
  • Skin substitutes
  • Special wound dressings
  • Vascular evaluation and coordination of corrective treatment

Meet the Team

Scott James MD
Scott James, DO, RPVI Medical Director, Wound Center; Medical Director, Vein Center Specialty Vascular Surgery; Endovascular Surgery; General Surgery
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Stephanie Cody, MD Specialty Internal Medicine
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Donna Golden, NP

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

BID Plymouth's hyperbaric oxygen therapy delivers 100% oxygen to hard-to-heal wounds to speed up the natural healing process.