Wound care program

More than 2.5 million Americans suffer from a variety of wounds, with an annual cost of up to $3.5 billion.

Successful wound care is an integral part of physical healing, allowing the patient to lead a full and productive life. Rehabilitation professionals play an important role in wound care by expediting healing, restoring normal function, and educating the patient and families on wound prevention.

Experienced staff

Aurora Rehabilitation Center's physical and occupational therapists have participated in post-degree training in wound care management, which allows them to use state-of-the-art treatment strategies and techniques.

Individualized treatment

To determine the proper individualized course of treatment for our patients, we conduct a thorough evaluation of all wound types, including:

  • Venous insufficiency
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Chronic, non-healing wounds
  • Surgical site wounds
  • Burns
  • Traumatic injury

Comprehensive care provided

Our comprehensive evaluation includes an assessment of the patient's functional limitations in conjunction with their wound care needs. Physical and occupational therapists provide individualized treatment to promote wound healing and a return to normal function and mobility.

After evaluating the patient's needs, therapists may implement any of the following skilled treatments:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Skilled dressings changes
  • Debridement
  • Pressure analysis
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Patient education
  • Vacuum assisted closure
  • Gait analysis with assistive device
  • Recommendation on protective footwear
  • Functional mobility retraining
  • Activities of daily living training
  • Development of an exercise program to improve strength and flexibility

Locations offering this service

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th St., 4th floor
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 219-5241

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora St. Luke's South Shore
5900 S. Lake Dr.
Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 489-4072

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 328-6640

Aurora Medical Center
855 N. Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 456-6000