Wound Care Services
The wound care clinic at Bridgton Hospital — a satellite clinic of Central Maine Medical Center’s Comprehensive Wound Center — provides the same services and treatment you would receive at a larger wound care center, but with the personalized care you would receive from a team at a smaller hospital. As a result, our team of wound specialists can provide individualized attention without compromising on advanced therapies and procedures.
Bridgton Hospital offers outpatient care and limited inpatient care for patients with all types of chronic wounds. We help treat patients with chronic wounds resulting from a weakened immune system, diabetes, peripheral artery disease, venous insufficiency, or an accident and trauma.
Types of Wounds We Treat
Bridgton Hospital offers evaluation and treatment for most non-healing wounds. Some of these include:
- Arterial ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Venous ulcers
Physicians at Bridgton Hospital also collaborate with other specialists who care for conditions associated with acute or chronic wounds, including:
- Ostomy and stoma
Wound Care Services and Treatments
Chronic wounds require extra treatment and care to speed up recovery time. Your healthcare provider may recommend one of the following treatments:
- Compression therapy. Compression stockings or bandages can be used to help a wound heal faster by promoting healthy blood flow. Patients with venous ulcers and lymphedema benefit from compression therapy.
- Debridement. This procedure removes dead or inflamed tissue from a wound so it can heal.
- Negative pressure wound therapy. This type of treatment, also called vacuum-assisted closure therapy, provides a wound with the blood flow and moisture necessary for healing. Negative pressure wound therapy is beneficial for patients with large open wounds and diabetic ulcers.
- Skin substitutes. A bioengineered skin substitute is used to help the wound close and accelerate skin healing. Patients with extensive skin loss or burns may benefit from this advanced treatment.
- Total contact casting. A total contact cast is used to treat diabetic ulcers. The cast keeps weight off of the ulcer to help it heal faster.
Why Choose Bridgton Hospital for Wound Care?
Bridgton Hospital’s wound care clinic is led by a certified wound care nurse who assesses and treats patients with complex wounds and ostomies. Our team collaborates with other providers and specialists to offer a comprehensive treatment plan, including evaluation, pain management, education and follow-up care.
Bridgton Hospital offers wound care appointments Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
25 Hospital Drive
Bridgton, ME 04009