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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.

 

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What you can expect coming to Yukon Wound Care Rehab

wound care oklahomaThe thought of getting set-up with a new provider sometimes seems daunting, but at Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitation we try very hard to make it as easy as possible for our patients.  Some of the first things you see when you come here is that there is parking directly in front of the building with handicap parking on each end.  We have two ways a patient can come to the front door.  One way is to walk up and step up to the front entrance, or if they are not able to step up or need an ADA accessible entrance, there is a low incline sidewalk that can bring patients to the same door.

All of our doors inside the clinic are ADA approved.  The bathroom is conveniently located near the patient waiting room, and is also ADA accessible with all necessary grab bars.  Our staff are very friendly and are near the door to greet you and assist you with whatever you may need.

Once you’ve been greeted, our office staff will normally have about 5 papers for you to read through and fill out.  If you require assistance filling out your paperwork, our staff can come sit with you and assist you in this. Our Gym area is very open and can accommodate several patients.  You will normally always be paired with either the PT, the PTA, or our wonderful PT techs.  Our PT and PTA are always available for you to talk with even if you are not paired with them specifically.  We are a team, and everyone here works together with each other.  We pride ourselves on keeping an orderly schedule without too many delays that would prevent you from getting in within the first 10 mins or so of your appointment.  That is normally true for our walk-in patients as well.  We try very hard to get you in and out so you can go on about your day.  Every now and then though, we do experience hiccups that need more assistance than others.  So please be patient with us when this happens.

Your appointment, whether its wound care, physical therapy, or women’s health are normally no longer than 30-45 minutes depending on what kind of appointment you’re scheduled for.   In some instances if we’re seeing you for multiple reasons, then the time would naturally be longer to accommodate the extra cases.  Once you’re finished with your appointment, you will walk back to the waiting room where you will be checked out, pay any co-pays due, and schedule for your next visit.

I hope this article answered some of your questions on what to expect when coming to Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitation for the first time.  If you’d like to call and schedule your first appointment, please do so at 405-265-2255.  We look forward to serving you!

What you can expect coming to Yukon Wound Care Rehab2020-03-04T20:40:46+00:00

What is a wound culture

wound care oklahoma cityWound culture on children and adults is a test that looks for germs like bacteria, fungi or viruses.

If the wound is infected the culture can help determine what kind of germ produced the infection. This helps your provider determine which antibiotic to use. There is nothing to prepare for except telling your child or adult that a q-tip will swab inside the wound and it will sting or burn. In some cases there may be wound bleeding after the culture.

The culture is taken to a lab and tested and if there is infection the culture will be positive and if it does not it is negative.  The results will be called to your provider and he or she will decide what antibiotic treatment should be used.

References

Wound Drainage Culture. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/wound-culture.html?view=ptr&WT.ac=p-ptr

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Shoulder Pain

Many American’s suffer with shoulder pain for several different reasons. Shoulder pain can be the result of rotator cuff tear, bursitis, tendonitis, labrum tear, frozen shoulder, osteoarthritis and impingement. Physical therapy is usually the first line of care and the gold standard in treating shoulder pain. Physical therapy can restore active range of motion, reduce inflammation, pain and restore stability and strength.

Rotator cuff tear is either incomplete (partial) or complete tears (full thickness) (McKinnis, 2014). The cause of rotator cuff tear could be from traumatic injury or from progressive tendon tearing during overhead repetitive activities (McKinnis, 2014). The rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles, subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor. The most common tendon tear is the supraspinatus muscle. Imaging to diagnose a rotator cuff tear is MRI or US.

Shoulder bursitis is usually a gradual onset of pain caused by repetitive activities resulting in inflamed bursa. Shoulder pain is usually worse lying on affected side. The most cost effective and useful imaging modality to diagnose shoulder bursitis is US (McKinnis, 2014). Shoulder tendonitis also known as shoulder impingement is caused by repetitive overhead activities or trauma. Pain is usually gradual and worse with resistance. At initial injury (RICE) rest, ice, compression and elevation is useful in pain relief. Again US is the least expensive imaging modality to use to diagnosis shoulder tendonitis and / or impingement (McKinnis, 2014).

Labrum tear is usually from shoulder trauma injury causing pain with overhead activities, and instability. There are two types of labrum tears SLAP involving the superior labrum and Bankart involving the inferior labrum. Treatment is usually NSAID’s and RICE rest, ice, compression and elevation. If pain persist and shoulder is increasingly unstable surgery may be needed to restore stability. Imaging to diagnosis shoulder labrum tear is MRI (McKinnis, 2014). Frozen shoulder is a gradual increase in pain that cause loss of joint movement and can occur after shoulder injury or lifting something heavy. Physical therapy is the first and best treatment for pain and restoring joint mobility. Imaging for diagnosis is usually plain radiography and MRI (McKinnis,2014).

Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for shoulder pain in glenohumeral joint and acromioclavicular joint. Osteoarthritis of shoulder generally is gradual onset of pain and loss of mobility and responds to NSAID’s and physical therapy to resolve pain and  immobility. Imaging to diagnosis shoulder OA is plain radiography which is the least expensive, then MRI followed by CT (McKinnis, 2014). Shoulder pain is extremely common in both men and women of all ages. Surgery is usually the last resort and should be avoided if possible. Physical therapy is the gold standard of care and most effective treatment to restore range of motion, strength, function and resolve pain.

References
McKinnis, L. N. (2014). Fundamentals of musculoskeletal imaging.

 

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Lymphedema

The Function of a Physical Therapist Treating Lymphedema

Lymphedema is progressive chronic swelling usually in extremities, but can occur in the chest, stomach and groin regions. Currently there is no cure for lymphedema, but treatment from a physical therapist is extremely helpful to prevent immobilizing side effects and possible dangerous complications (APTA.org, 2009).

Prompt discovery of limb and / breast lymphedema is key to managing and preventing complication (APTA.org, 2009). In our practice we work closely with physicians and patients to treat lymphedema quickly with minimal to no pain. We use manual lymphatic drainage therapy and begin immediate compression for long term management.  Other physical therapy terms used to describe lymphedema treatment are decompression therapy, complete decongestive therapy and complex physical therapy (APTA, org,2009). Complex physical therapy for lymphedema is the gold standard of care and includes: manual lymphatic drainage, compression garments, exercise and education about skin and nail care (APTA.org, 2009). In most cases patients who receive lymphedema therapy see an 80% improvement in just one to two weeks.

Evidence based research has proven success in lymphedema treatment and management using patient education, exercise, compression and lymphedema therapy can stop lymphedema from returning (APTA.org, 2009). Early onset of lymphedema improves outcomes and reduces complications. Patients with breast cancer should be aware of the risk factors and warning signs that include:

Risks

  • Overweight or increasing weight during and throughout cancer treatment.
  • Lymph node removal
  • Radiation therapy
  • Infection or blood clot in affected extremity.

Warnings

  • Pain and fullness in affected limb
  • Tightness in affected limb
  • Noticeable swelling in affected limb
  • Numbness and tingling in affected limb (APTA.org, 2009).

In conclusion, the role of physical therapist treating patients with lymphedema is to help patients identify lymphedema early to prevent lasting side effects and possible dangerous complications. Currently there is no cure for lymphedema. However, treatment from a physical therapist is highly successful in eliminating lymphedema and preventing reoccurrences.

Sincerely, Sherri Boos, PT, DPT

References
Physical Therapist Play Integral Role in Lymyphedema Prevention, Treatment. (2009). Retrieved from APTA.org, 2009
Role of Physical Therapist in the treatment of Lymphedema. (2009). Retrieved from http://APTA.org

 

 

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