Non-healing wounds account for a significant amount hardship and disability on millions of Americans. Although diabetes accounts for a large majority of these wounds, other diseases also play a major roll in the body's inability to heal itself. These diseases may include: venous disease, arterial disease, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, autoimmune diseases, nutritional deficiencies, peripheral neuropathies, and trauma. Diagnosing the underlying problem and then setting up a treatment specific for that problem is Dr. Garrett and Dr. Kim's specialty.
In the United States, 85% of lower extremity amputations occur as a direct result of ulceration of the skin on the foot or leg. It is for this reason that advanced wound healing modalities have come into play. Dr. Garrett and Dr. Kim are at the leading edge of these treatments. They are involved with the Inova Wound Healing Center at Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, VA.
The Inova Wound Healing Center is a multidisciplinary approach to the high-risk wound patient. The center carries an 89% healing rate for all wounds. Dr. Garrett and Dr. Kim have all of the cutting edge technology at their fingertips including:
- Vascular studies
- Nuclear medicine
- Nutrition screening
- Laboratory evaluation
- Advanced skin or tissue grafting
- Edema control
- Physical therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen
- Infection control
- Unlimited use of cutting edge wound dressings
To make an appointment, see Dr. Garrett or Dr. Kim at the office.