What to expect

What do I bring to my first appointment

  • A list of any medications you’re currently taking as well as any allergies you’re aware of
  • Medical records, including X-ray films if you have them
  • Insurance forms or cards

What will happen during my first visit?

  • We will examine you and ask about your personal/family medical history so that we can develop a personalized care plan
  • We will examine your wound
  • We might remove dead tissue in and around your wound
  • We will teach you how to care for your wound at home
  • We will schedule further testing if it is needed

What about follow-up visits?

Your personal plan will require regular visits to the Maury Regional Wound Center. Each time you come to the center, we will:

  • Check your wound to see how much progress has been made
  • Review your test results with you
  • Remove dead tissue from your wound if needed
  • Answer questions you may have about how to care for your wound and what is going to happen next

With your permission, we may communicate with your primary doctor and update him/her on your condition.

What can I do to help?

We need your commitment to your treatment plan. The best things you can do are:

  • Care for your wound at home as directed by your health care provider
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Rest according to your health care provider’s instructions
  • Take medication as prescribed
  • Stop smoking
  • Return for your follow up appointments

Call the center if you notice:

  • Increasing redness around the wound
  • Warm or red skin
  • A red streak spreading from the wound
  • An increase in wound drainage
  • Pus or cloudy fluid draining from the wound
  • A foul odor or abnormal smell
  • Fever or chills
  • Increased pain
  • Tenderness at or in the area of the infected bone
  • Increased swelling around the wound
  • The wound gets bigger
  • The wound has blisters, black or brown dead tissue
  • Increased weakness

The Maury Regional Wound Center phone number is 931.490.7440.

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