Caring for sores
Pressure ulcers or bedsores (decubitus) are a common complication in cases of paraplegia or brain injury. Through our many years of experience in neurorehabilitation, we specialise in pressure ulcers and chronic sores in our special consultations for sore treatment.
Chronic sores are
- Sores which refuse to heal within eight weeks
- Sores which often result from multiple factors, requiring holistic diagnostic procedures and treatment
- Sores which result from illness (venous or arterial ulcus cruris, pressure ulcers resulting from lying or sitting, diabetic feet, sores following tumours, radiation, infection, burns)
- Sores which interfere in daily life (impairment of movement, pain, odour)
Procedure of care
- At the first consultation, we analyse the wound and the medical causes and draw up a treatment concept. We report on this to the referring doctor in writing.
- If necessary, we arrange for further examinations, initiate and adapt therapies and organise aids.
- Together with the referring doctor, we guarantee continuous treatment. Many specialist areas are involved, including plastic surgery, orthopaedics, orthopaedic technology, angiology, internal medicine, endocrinology, psychology, complementary medicine and external nursing (Spitex).
No unnecessary hospital stays
Thanks to continuous outpatient care by the interprofessional team, hospitalisation can often be avoided. If a surgical intervention is necessary, it is carried out by the surgical team in collaboration with the Merian Iselin Clinic.