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Wound Care El Reno

Yukon Wound Care & Rehabilitation

Local Wound Care

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Yukon Wound Care Rehab

Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitation is located in Yukon Oklahoma. However, we have many patients that travel from surrounding cities to see us for various reasons. First, our location is simple to find and close to interstate I-40 and the Kilpatrick Turnpike for easy quick access. It’s usually no more than a 20 to 30 minute drive or less. We have patients that come from El Reno, Tuttle, Union City and other rural areas that say the drive is short and worth the trip. Second, our wound care is specifically tailored for each individual need and wound type. We provide personal one-on-one care with quick healing times. Our clinic is a small family owned practice allowing us more time with our patients to remove dressings, manage drainage and evaluate each wound at every visit. All wounds are bandaged and secured with evidence-based products without expensive cost. In most cases, we can work with your insurance company and have them pay for the cost of supplies. Our clinic also makes accommodations for regular referring physicians and previous patients with same day service and walk-in availability.

One case study that our clinic healed quickly was a female from Tuttle, Oklahoma with a large abdominal wound from a surgical procedure. The wound size and depth measured 7.0 x 4.0 x 5.0 cm. Initially we used a wound vac to manage drainage and reduce depth, then switched to an easier closure dressing. Her wound healed in less than a month. Her and her family were so grateful. They wrote raving reviews for us and refer friends and family as much as possible.

Treatment opportunities:

  • Whirlpool
  • Negative pressure therapy (wound vac)
  • Compression therapy
  • Infection Control
  • Patient and family education
  • Ankle Brachial Index
  • Debridement
  • Dressings

Diagnosis treated:

  • Venous insufficiency ulcers
  • Ulcers
  • Burns
  • Surgical wounds
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Trauma wounds
  • Wounds from circulation problems
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Colostomy care
  • Ileostomy care
  • Fistula care
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Radiation burns and tissue damage
  • Infection
  • Spider bites

 

We can treat up you without a referral from your physician and you can contact us at 405 265-2255.

 

August 26th, 2020|Categories: Wound Care|Tags: , , |

Lymphedema

Lymphedma is diagnosis of a specific type of swelling.  The swelling is usually in one extremity, such as one arm or one leg and sometimes the stomach region. Fluid builds up in the soft tissue causing vulnerability to the skin (integumentary system), which can lead to an infection (Scheiman, 2020). Causes of lymphedema include: trauma to the lymphatic system or surgery, cancer, lymphatic system overload from a blockage or excessive weight.

Signs of lymphedema might include: consistent swelling that does not decrease after elevation, + Stemmer’s sign, swelling in toes and foot, orange peel look to the skin, hard and thick epidermis layer, lymph drainage dripping through skin, large and small pink bump clusters, excessive chronic swelling causing elephantiasis and hemosiderin skin staining (Scheiman, 2020). Lymphedema treatment includes manual lymphatic decompression therapy, wraps, intermittent pneumatic compression and other types of compression.

References

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

Scheiman, N. E. (2020, June 16). Edema Bootcamp [PDF]. www.summit-education.com

 

 

 

July 21st, 2020|Categories: Wound Care|

Lipedema

Lipedema is chronic health issue causing the fatty tissue mainly in the arms and legs to increasein size and swell (Lipedema Foundation). However, it does occur in other parts of the body, such as lower belly also known as apron or pannus. Lidedema can be very painful due toexcessive swelling and possible bruising. Unfortunately, lipedema has minimal publicawareness and is  misdiagnosed frequently.Lipedema occurs mainly in women, but can affect men as well. This condition affects bothextremities beginning at the upper hip down to ankles, never affecting the feet (Scheiman, 2020).

Treatment for lipedema consist of: resolve or improve edema, pain and disproportion, preventdisease progression. Decongestion of the fatty tissue is done with wraps, manual lymphaticdrainage and/or pneumatic compression. Liposuction can be very helpful to reduce fatty tissue,but has other health concerns. In addition, weight management that includes caloric reduction aswell as quantity of food is a lifestyle change that should begin immediately.Our clinic is trained in lipedema and can help with pain, manual decompression therapy andcompression wraps.

 

References

Lipedema Foundation. (n.d.). What is Lipedema. https://lipedema.org

Scheiman, N. E. (2020, June 16). Edema Bootcamp [PDF]. www.summit-education.com

 

 

 

July 21st, 2020|Categories: Wound Care|

Hiradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a long lasting and sometimes life time skin disease that causes relentless painful draining abscesses (Medlineplus, 2019).  The abscesses can erupt anywhere on the body, but usually they erupt in the most sensitive areas of the body, such as armpits, breast and genitals. In most cases, the boils start out small and gradually get bigger and begin to drain foul puss drainage that take months to heal (Grant, 2019). Hiradenitis Suppurative is not contagious. However, it can be exacerbated by heat, stress, obesity, imbalance in hormones and  heavy sweating, but these do not cause the initial onset of HS (Grant, 2019).

HS has been around since the 1830’s and there is very little, if any, information in medical books. Most physicians don’t know anything about HS until they get out of medical school and are practicing for years. Public awareness is inadequate because most people just do not want to talk about their HS, probably because they’re too embarrassed and / or frustrated with the health care they’ve received . In addition, there is no standardized care to treat HS either.

Sometimes antibiotics help if an infection is present and sometimes surgery is needed to. There is hope though for HS patients. New medical research is reviling that Hidradenitis Suppurativa is an autoimmune disease and can be treated successfully with a life style change in food and activity (Grant, 2019). I encourage all patients and family members who suffer with HS to read The Hidden Plague by Tara Grant. This book is great at explaining HS and how an autoimmune diet protocol can put your Hiradenitis Suppurative in remission. Our staff at Yukon Wound Care & Rehab in Oklahoma has been very successful over the years healing patients with HS. However, we can only help that particular lesion or wound, but you can put your HS into remission by taking full control of food that triggers an inflammatory response that cause that HS. Please call us with questions or to schedule appointments. 405-265-2255.

References

Grant, T. (2019, January). The Hidden Plague.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa | Acne Inversa | MedlinePlus. (n.d.). MedlinePlus – Health Information from the National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/hidradenitissuppurativa.html#

 

 

June 27th, 2020|Categories: Wound Care|

Sunburns

Sunshine is abundant in Oklahoma right now! And so are sunburns! CDC recommends, choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Wear protective clothing such as light weight long sleeves, wide brimmed hats and sunglasses and stay in the shade. It is important to re-apply as directed on bottle. Blistering can occur causing damage to underlying tissue. Yukon Wound Care & Rehab is trained to help remove dead tissue and soothe surrounding areas. Make us your first choice in care! We have immediate openings available!

June 10th, 2020|Categories: Wound Care|