Wound Care Center
Sutter Roseville Medical Center | (916) 781-1386
The Wound Care Center is a specialty service Sutter Roseville Medical Center offers to patients with chronic non-healing wounds. The center will provide individualized, aggressive wound treatment utilizing advanced wound care technologies to stimulate healing.
Our physician team includes specialists in Infectious Disease, Orthopedics, Vascular Surgery, Primary Care, and Podiatry. Our Wound Care Specialists include Physical Therapists, Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants.
The Physicians and Wound Care Specialists have extensive wound care experience and will work as a team with you and your doctor to determine the most appropriate and effective advanced treatment options to meet your needs.
A wound is an injury involving a break in the skin. Wounds that do not heal in a timely fashion (generally two to four weeks) can become chronic non-healing wounds. Chronic wounds can cause pain, discomfort and limit mobility. Types of wounds include:
- Pressure ulcers - these are usually caused by unrelieved pressure and generally found over a bony prominence. Patients who are elderly, malnourished, bedridden or paralyzed are more prone to this type of wound.
- Lower extremity and foot ulcers - could be related to diabetes, venous disease or arterial disease. Patients with circulation problems or poor sensation are prone to ulcers in the legs and feet.
- Atypical wounds - may be related to collagen disorders, autoimmune diseases, cancer, trauma or surgery. This also includes any wounds that are not healing as one would expect.
You should consider a consultation if you have any of the following:
- Any wound that fails to show significant improvement in four weeks, or complete healing within eight weeks.
- An infected wound with or without necrotic tissue, osteomyelitis, or abscess.
- Any wound which involves tendon, ligament, bone, or joint.
- Neuropathic ulcers in diabetic patients.
- Wounds with significant ischemia
- Venous wounds
You may call us directly for a consultation or your doctor may refer you.
After completing a thorough patient evaluation including medical history and a wound assessment, the following advanced treatment options are available:
- Compression Therapy
- Tissue Grafts
- Negative Pressure Therapy
- Wound Protection / Off Loading and Management
In addition, we provide:
- Patient and caregiver education
- Coordination with home care or skilled nursing facilities
- Coordination of home wound care supplies orders through your insurance company.
- We may also assist with referrals for Hyperbaric Oxygen, General Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Diagnostic testing and Imaging (as
For more information, call the Sutter Roseville Wound Care Center at (916) 781-1386. You may also print out this referral form and have your physician complete it. Bring it with you for your first appointment.
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