Treatments of wounds and chronic wounds is a vital aspect of maintaining a healthy life. Wounds can occur to people at any age, from newborns to the elderly, and are caused by various factors such as infection, poor blood supply, pressure, trauma, tumor, etc. Most common reasons for the need for wound management are the rise in diabetic patients, premature babies, trauma, tumors/cancers, and an aging population.
Wound Care at Fakeeh University Hospital is a comprehensive service specializing in a multidisciplinary and multi professional approach to treating chronic and problem wounds. It is a collaboration of different specialties that provide standardized treatment for chronic wounds, problem wounds, and tumor wounds, thus improving patients' overall quality of life.
A multidisciplinary approach to wound care entails a core group of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, and vascular surgeons who initially assess patients with wounds. The multidisciplinary wound care team may consult with additional specialties to provide individually tailored diagnosis and treatment based on the initial examination.
In chronic wounds, it's crucial to adopt a holistic approach and consider other aspects of the patient, and not just the wound itself. This approach recognizes that the wound is not an isolated local problem that can be treated independently, but rather a systemic problem that involves the patient's overall health and well-being.
Our team of renowned doctors, therapists, nurses, medical workers, who are board-certified and have received extensive training at leading national and international centers, possess a wealth of experience and expertise in wound care. Their qualifications and knowledge enable them to offer the latest and most advanced wound care treatments at the highest level of quality. Their commitment to ongoing education and training ensures they remain at the forefront of the field, providing patients with the best possible care.
Fakeeh University Hospital Dubai is committed to providing patients with a comprehensive and convenient health care experience. FUH offers the complete range of diagnostic and treatment options, monitored and executed by nationally and internationally renowned experts in their respective fields. Our patients can be rest assured that they will receive the highest level of care, with access to the latest technology and treatment options, all in one location.
Hospital care for wounds is only temporary. Proper wound care needs to continue even after the patient is discharged from the hospital. A standardized wound care transition from hospital to home is critical for the patient's long-term healing success. Most chronic and problem wounds can be treated through outpatient care, but it is essential to ensure continuity of care.
At Fakeeh University Hospital, we provide a wide range of services, and our team of renowned experts, modern technology, and commitment to excellence ensures that our patients receive the highest level of care possible.
Diabetic Foot Syndrome - Diabetic Foot Syndrome is a complication that can occur with long-term diabetes due to impaired blood circulation and feeling, leading to pressure points and open wounds that enlarge and can be infected. A multidisciplinary approach involving Nursing, Endocrinology/Diabetology, Neurology, Angiology/Vascular Surgery, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used for diagnosis and treatment.
Pressure Sores/Decubitus - Pressure sores, also known as decubitus ulcers, can be caused by external and intrinsic factors and are classified based on various criteria. Prevention through risk assessment, skincare, and elimination of risk factors is crucial, and therapy involves a multi disciplinary approach with systemic, optional additional, and local treatments. Close cooperation between nursing, dermatology, and plastic surgery is essential for effective diagnosis and treatment.
Lower Leg Ulcer - Lower leg ulcers are wounds on the lower leg caused by poor blood flow in veins, arteries, or both, and can be difficult to heal. They can be classified as venous, arterial, or mixed leg ulcers depending on their underlying cause.
Problem Wounds - These wounds require specialized and standardized treatment by different specialties and can result in prolonged treatment duration, poor outcomes, and increased complications if not well identified. Treatment for conditions such as burns, chronic skin diseases, osteomyelitis, and stoma requires a multidisciplinary team approach involving specific expertise from relevant disciplines.
Tumor Wounds - Tumor wounds refer to wounds that occur during tumor treatment and can cause severe impairment such as non-healing, bleeding, pain, secretion, and foul odor. Adequate wound dressing is crucial for protecting and managing the wound, while proper defect reconstruction after tumor resection determines the quality of life and possibilities of postoperative adjuvant treatment. Complication management of defects caused by tumor treatment is essential for adjuvant therapies and quality-of-life options.