Advanced treatments for hard-to-heal skin injuries
At UW Health, we provide wound care at our clinics in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as our inpatient Burn and Wound Center at University Hospital in Madison, WI. Our specialists treat many types of chronic and hard-to-heal wounds. With their experience and the most advanced treatments available, we help your body heal and help you get back to living your life.
Wounds can be related to many conditions, including diabetes, burns, lymphedema, poor circulation and more. Sometimes chronic conditions, immune system problems and disability can be a factor, as well.
We work with a team of experts who are available any time they’re needed. In many cases, the specialized care we offer allows us to save limbs that are threatened by a wound. We can also minimize scarring.
Conditions and treatments
Helping wounds heal, restoring peace of mind
Wounds come in many forms and can have many causes. Our expertise allows us to treat all of them.
Each person’s situation is unique — and your treatment will be, too. We find what works best for you so that we can meet all your needs.
Conditions we treat
Types of wounds we treat include:
Non-healing surgical wounds
Pressure injuries and ulcers
Wounds associated with leg swelling
Wounds related to slow blood flow to the lower extremities
We accept physician and self-referrals and welcome patients from throughout the region.
We personalize treatment based on your wound and overall health. At your first appointment, we identify your goals of care and develop a treatment plan. Treatments we offer include:
Advanced tissue products
Bioengineered skin substitutes
Compression wraps and stockings
Laser scar treatment
Vacuum-assisted wound closure
Healing challenging wounds can take time. If you come to us from out of town, we can guide you to providers in your local area. This allows you to receive most of your care close to home. You only need to return to UW Health for check-ups.
Improving wound care through research
Doctors at UW Health look for improved ways to prevent and treat common wounds through research and clinical trials. We evaluate skin substitutes and wound healing products. As our patient, you have the chance to take part in our clinical trials. In some cases, you could be among the first to receive promising new therapies.
Meet our team
All the experts you need, focused on you
Wound care experts who participate in your care include surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses. Others who could be involved include specialists in:
Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Social work and case management
Trust us in your time of need
We provide wound care through our clinics in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Self-care resources and information
You can learn more about wounds and wound care through these resources: