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What is Wound Care?

Wound care is specialized treatment for chronic, non-healing wounds. Specialized wound care is critical to the healing process. It can shorten the time to heal, decrease the possibility of infection, and decrease pain.

What Is Wound Care Used For?

Wound care can be used for non-healing wounds caused by the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Wounds of arterial, venous, or lymphatic origin
  • Abrasions
  • Abscesses
  • Infected cysts
  • Bites
  • Skin tears
  • Hematoma
  • Lacerations
  • Complex removal of sutures or staples

UR Medicine's Approach

A treatment program specifically tailored to your needs will be based on the most effective approach, which may include:

  • Vascular, laboratory, nutritional, and radiology evaluations
  • Debridement – removal of damaged tissue
  • Laboratory evaluations
  • Nutritional evaluations
  • Pain assessment
  • Diabetic education
  • Radiology evaluations
  • Mobility assessments
  • Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring – measuring oxygen in the tissue

What Sets Us Apart?

Our wound care specialists are board-certified physicians with expertise in wound care specifically. The specialized wound care treatment you receive at UR Medicine is designed to complement the care you receive from your provider, ensuring that everyone on your health care team is working together toward the treatment that’s right for you.

As part of a world-class medical center and academic institution, we are dedicated to advancing excellence in health care. In a continued effort to provide our patients and their families with the highest level of care and service, we also have an unwavering commitment to education and research.


We serve you in the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region.

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4 locations

General Surgery - Hornell

St. James Hospital
7329 Seneca Road North, Suite 102
Hornell, NY 14843

Strong Wound Healing Center - Brighton

Surgery Center at Sawgrass
160 Sawgrass Drive, Suite 130
Rochester, NY 14620

Strong Memorial Hospital General Surgery - Rochester

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Thompson Health Wound Clinic - Canandaigua

Marilyn Sands Outpatient Clinic
395 West Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

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