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Treating Scar Tissue

Scars can form as a result of many different injuries to the connective tissue of the body. After the damage occurs, new tissue composed of a protein called collagen, forms to fill any gaps caused by the injury. Depending on the location, shape, or size of the scar tissue, there can be lingering symptoms such as pain, tenderness, itchiness, contractures, tightness and more. In order to treat and prevent these symptoms, proper management and wound care is crucial. We treat a wide variety of scars including: burn scars, trauma scars, surgical scars, scalds, hypertrophic scars and keloid scars. Soft tissue treatments and proper wound care help with pain, pigmentation, pliability, pruritus (itchiness), surface area, and thickness of scar tissue.

Some scar tissue may need manual physical therapy to achieve normal range of motion and flexibility around the area of the scar. Scar tissue, injuries, surgical sites, as well as spots that are going to scar in the future can be proactively treated through wound care. Every patient, injury, and healing process are different depending on the situation. However, every patient should try to achieve 100% healing as early as possible.

If you have any questions regarding scars or any other injuries feel free to give us a call.

Call our office for an immediate appointment at 405-265-2255.

Fax: 265-2215

Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitation

1602 Health Center Pkwy Bldg 1100. Yukon, OK, 73099-7752

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7578190

June 29th, 2022|Categories: Wound Care|

FAQ’s about Whirlpool

  1. whirlpool therapyDoes it hurt? In 90 to 95% of patient’s it does not hurt. However, in some cases like a deep road rash or burn it can’t be painful in the first and second treatment.
  2. What is whirlpool used for? Gentle debridement and cleaning in and around the wound. Also, whirlpool can be used to assist in range of motion in elbows, wrist, fingers, toes, ankle and knees.
  3. What is the temperature needed in the whirlpool? The temperature is usually 85 to 92 F.
  4. What kind of wounds need whirlpool? Burns, dirty wounds, road rash and painful wounds.
  5. How often is it needed? As often as needed or until wound is clean or range of motion is achieved.
  6. How long does it take? 10 to 20 minutes to achieve goal.
  7. What is in the water? Tap water.
  8. What cleans or moves the water? Electric agitation or jet submerged into water.

      Our outpatient clinic can be reach at 405 265-2255 and fax is 405 2652215.

June 20th, 2022|Categories: Wound Care|

Workers Compensation Patients

We work with many third-party handlers that send their employees to us to treat injuries such as; elbows, ankles, knees, hips, back, neck injuries, and much more. We also treat a wide variety of wound care including but not limited to; burns, lacerations, infections, and other traumas. Everything goes through the third party for billing and approvals, thus making it super easy for the injured employee to focus on getting back to work in a safe and timely manner.

Our clinic gives our third-party handlers and patients priority, which allows patients easy access to scheduling and quick treatments. Our clinic and practitioners have years of experience in treating work comp patients and our documentation is precise and timely to provide clear communication for all parties involved.

We have patients from all over Oklahoma including Yukon, Mustang, OKC, Piedmont, Tuttle, Geary, Bethany, Union City, El Reno, Edmond, Moore, Newcastle, Minco, Blanchard, Calumet, Choctaw and several other surrounding cities.

Call our office for an immediate appointment at 405-265-2255.

Fax: 265-2215

Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitation

1602 Health Center Pkwy Bldg 1100. Yukon, OK, 73099-7752

June 13th, 2022|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a term commonly used to describe swelling. Swelling can accumulate anywhere in the body, but it usually happens in upper or lower extremities. Causes of lymphedema are usually after lymph system damage from trauma, surgery or blockage. The most common cause of lymphedema is Breast Cancer after lumpectomy or mastectomy. If lymphedema is left untreated or in some cases very severe it can lead to infection and hospitalization.

Common treatment for lymphedema is daytime sleeve compression, wrapping, pumps, night sleeve compression, taping and manual lymphatic drainage. Our out-patient clinic works closely with your physician to ensure your care is started and working. We also issue home exercise programs, manual massage programs, as well as any other home devices needed for long term maintenance.

Please call our clinic for speedy appointments at (405)265-2255. Physician referral is not needed, but encouraged.

References

Lymphedema. (2019, January 22). MedlinePlus – Health Information from the National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/lymphedema.html

 

June 1st, 2022|Categories: Trauma Wounds|

Student – Chloe Rich

Yukon wound care and rehab has given me an incredible opportunity to work with patients and explore the the health career environment as a high school student. The environment of Yukon Wound Care and Rehab is both welcoming and educational. The hands on learning optimizes the experience by providing guided independence making me feel comfortable despite starting the internship with little prior knowledge. Sherri, Jennifer, and Joyce’s constant positivity is conveyed to the entire facility which is evident in the patients reciprocation. They also provide an approachable workplace in which questions are always welcome and eagerly answered. Everyday I look forward to coming to YWCR for the learning experience, the staff, and the patients. This internship has given me an invaluable opportunity to learn and observe patient care as well as see numerous wound care cases I had never known before. I recommend Yukon Wound Care and Rehab to anyone interested in physical therapy/wound care whom seeks a great learning environment. 

Chloe Rich

Yukon High School Intern 

April 6th, 2022|Categories: Students|

Student – Emily B. SPTA

Yukon Wound Care and Rehab has provided valuable hands-on experience for me as a PTA student. For anyone thinking of entering into the Physical Therapy career field, this clinic has a wide variety of patients ranging in ages and conditions to observe. At Yukon Wound Care and Rehab you can expect to gain in depth knowledge of wound care, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and much more. Sherri and Jennifer allow their students to practice taking the lead, giving them the ability to gain confidence in their clinical judgement and patient care skills. I would highly recommend high school students, college students, and clinical coordinators to get in touch with Joyce or Jennifer at 405-265-2255 if they are interested in a well rounded experience showcasing the diverse field of Physical Therapy.

-Emily B. SPTA

March 31st, 2022|Categories: Students|