Wounds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and in varying degrees of severity. Whatever type of wound you have, Mohammad A. Haque, MD, in Houston, Texas, has the skills to help you with optimal healing. Dr. Haque specializes in all forms of wound care, including postsurgical wounds and bedsores. Call the office today to find out more or book an appointment online.
Wound care involves looking after injuries to your skin to promote healing and prevent infection. There are all sorts of different types of wounds, from minor cuts to bedsores, surgical wounds, and venous ulcers. Dr. Haque has expert skills in wound management and can treat all types of wounds.
Dr. Haque also has specialist expertise in managing conditions like lymphedema, where fluid in the tissues causes your legs or arms to swell. Lymphedema management requires compression using clothing, bandages, or a compression pump device. Massage and exercise also help reduce swelling.
In open surgery and many types of minimally invasive surgeries, your doctor has to cut your skin and the underlying tissues to access the part of your body that needs to be repaired. Whenever you have an incision in the tissues, it’s vital to keep the wound clean to prevent infection.
Changing the dressings on your wound might be something you can manage at home, depending on the surgery you’ve had. However, many patients require medical attention to change dressings correctly. This also gives Dr. Haque a chance to look at the wound and see how well it’s healing.
If there’s any infection, Dr. Haque can start treatment straight away. He can also fix other postsurgical problems like stitches that burst and reopen the surgical wound.
Bedsores are sometimes called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers. They are raw, open wounds that result from the skin breaking down and are some of the most challenging types of wounds to manage.
They usually develop because of problems with your circulation. Bedsores form when you’ve had to stay in bed for a prolonged period.
Leg ulcers often develop when a small wound worsens or becomes infected, which usually happens when your circulation is affected by conditions like diabetes and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). CVI is the main cause of varicose veins, so if you have these, you’re more likely to develop an ulcer.
Leg ulcers and bedsores that have infected or dead tissue in them need special cleaning to remove this tissue, a process known as wound debridement. Keeping the wound clean with fresh, medicated dressings while allowing the skin to breathe regularly is vital for healing.
You might need to undergo a procedure like sclerotherapy or radiofrequency ablation if your wound is due to a circulation problem within a vein. These procedures destroy the affected vein, so blood flow reroutes through healthier veins.
Find out more about wound care by calling the practice of Mohammad A. Haque, MD, or you can book an appointment online.