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Calciphlaxis

Calciphlaxis is an uncommon diagnosis that causes painful skin lesions anywhere on the body. These types of lesions and / or wounds are usually the result of end stage renal disease. Patients with moderate to severe renal disease can suffer with random calcium deposits in blood vessels limiting blood flow, resulting in painful skin lesions. The open wounds or lesions look similar to bed sores. Although very rare, lesions can occur in other body parts, such as eyes, lungs, brain, muscle and intestines.

Two types of this condition exist:

Uremic – is the more common of the two and happens to people in end stage or severe renal failure (kidney disease).

Non-uremic – is the least common and happens to people in early stages of renal disease with kidney trauma to one or both kidneys.

In most cases the wounds are located on the abdomen or thighs and these patients have a higher mortality rate. However, wounds can appear on lower and upper limbs and sometimes cause limb amputation.

Additional risk factors:

  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Liver disease
  • Warfarin medication
  • Corticosteroids

Diagnosing Calciphlaxis can be difficult due to lack of research, but tests might include:

  • Biopsy of wound edges
  • Lab test for kidney function, liver function, calcium, phosphorus, thyroid, vitamin D, immune markers and blood coagulation indicators
  • Imaging

Treatment for Calciphlaxis wounds includes wound cleaning, debridement and dressing changes as needed to keep the wounds healthy for healing. Other treatment might include medication to treat bone and blood mineral complication to allow for healing and proper nutrition. Patients with calciphylaxis wounds usually do not have a good survival rate of more that 1 year  due to the severe kidney disease and wounds that possibly will develop into sepsis.

Patients, family and physicians can reach our office for appointments at 405-265 2255 and fax   405 265 2215. Our address is 1601 Health Center Parkway Yukon, Oklahoma Bldg 1100. Yukon Wound care and Rehabilitation have easy access off I-40 and located in Stonegate Business  edition behind Target and Joe Cooper Ford.

Because of our easy access we treat patients from all   over the Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. We are privately owned allowing walk-ins and same day appointments for most all wounds and or urgent needs. We accept all major insurance and cash pay.

References

Calciphylaxis: Causes, symptoms and treatment. (2022, January 31). Retrieved from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22359-calciphylaxis

 

 

 

 

 

Calciphlaxis2022-09-06T21:24:42+00:00

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

Treating Scar Tissue2022-06-29T21:04:48+00:00

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.

FAQ’s about Whirlpool2022-06-20T19:57:36+00:00

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

Workers Compensation Patients2022-06-13T17:18:28+00:00

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

 

Lymphedema2022-09-01T15:58:55+00:00

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 

Student – Chloe Rich2022-04-06T18:32:25+00:00

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

Student – Emily B. SPTA2022-04-06T18:32:46+00:00

Foot and Ankle Therapy

Our feet are our foundation for most activities of life. They carry us through our daily life with walking, transfers, and
numerous leisure activities. Injuries and pain can limit those activities. Some injuries can include sprains, tendonitis and fractures, while other limiting factors can be arthritis, bone deformities or overall weakness. Treatment for a foot or ankle is determined after an evaluation of your pain, mobility, and strength. Hands on manual therapy for pain management and stretching are key components to understanding the issue and resolving the pain.
Overall skin and nail hygiene are observed to rule out painful callouses, corns, bunions, or ingrown toe nails as a contributing factor. As pain resolves, customized exercises, gait and agility training are utilized to strengthen the foot and ankle. Other treatment options can consist of shoe modifications, kinisesio taping, and support bracing. If needed, the physical therapist can recommend imaging such as an x-ray or MRI for furter diagnosis. Referral for further care with an orthopedic surgeon, podiatrist or specialist can be made. Returning to all activities is our primary goal! Self referral is always welcome and we will make direct contact with your primary care physician.
Foot and Ankle Therapy2022-01-20T16:31:31+00:00

Vertigo

Vertigo is complaints of feeling dizzy, lightheaded, nauseated or confused. It can come on suddenly after a night’s sleep for no reason, but can also flare after a Covid-19 vaccine or after a cold and /or sinus infection. Dizziness can be mild to severe making it difficult to turn over in bed, transitioning from lying to sitting, sitting to lying, sitting to standing and walking. Our team of professional therapist will evaluate your vertigo to determine which ear is affected and treat your condition appropriately and timely to get you back on track. Vertigo can usually be corrected in 1 to 3 visits with the right diagnosis and treatment. You do not need a physician’s referral, but we will contact your PCP to communicate for continuity of care and your safety.

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

 

References

Vertigo-associated disorders. (n.d.). MedlinePlus – Health Information from the National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001432.htm

 

 

Vertigo2022-01-12T16:27:10+00:00

Shoulder Pain after Covid-19 Vaccine

Many patients and providers are calling physical therapy clinics throughout the United States including Oklahoma for shoulder pain at the site of the injection. Doctors and physical therapist are unsure of the cause, but speculate an inflammatory response in the soft tissue from vaccine. Patients complain of point of site deep pain that limits shoulder active range of motion, weakness and loss of function and/or sleep.

Physical therapy treatment to resolve pain might include soft tissue mobilization, cupping, range of motion, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, dry needling and strengthening. Physical therapy visits to resolve pain and restore function is usually 3 to 6 visits. You do not need a physician’s referral to see a physical therapist, but we always send evaluation notes and / or contact your physician to communicate on your behalf and safety.  Please contact our clinic at 405-265-2255 for immediate scheduling and treatment.

 

Shoulder Pain after Covid-19 Vaccine2022-01-10T22:12:51+00:00