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Pediatric Care Specialist

Tower Wound Care Centers -  - Wound Care Specialist

Tower Wound Care Centers

Wound Care Specialists and Podiatric Surgeons located in Los Angeles, Encino, Santa Monica, Culver City, Pasadena, Lynwood, & West Hollywood CA

When your child has a slow-healing wound, especially when it’s due to a chronic disease or wheelchair, it can be heartbreaking. The team at Tower Wound Care Centers offers compassionate pediatric care for children and their parents at their offices in Los Angeles, Encino, Pasadena, and Santa Monica, California. If your child has a wound that needs treatment, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric wound care?

Pediatric wound care is a specialized treatment for children who have slow-healing, nonhealing, or infected injuries to their skin or soft tissues of the lower legs and feet. When children have these types of wounds, it’s often because of a traumatic event, a long-term hospitalization, or chronic health condition, so compassionate and gentle wound care is essential.

Your child may have a severe wound due to:

  • Surgery
  • Traumatic injury
  • Wheelchair-related pressure ulcers
  • Hospital-stay related pressure ulcers
  • Rubbing from braces or prosthetics
  • Amputation or limb loss

Some health conditions may increase the chances of your child suffering from nonhealing, slow healing, or infected wounds.

Which children are at higher risk of having slow-healing wounds?

Children who may be more likely to have complicated wounds include those with mobility problems, suppressed or weakened immune systems, circulation issues, or other chronic health concerns.

There’s a higher risk for skin injury and slow healing, nonhealing, or infected wounds in children with:

  • Spina bifida
  • Muscular dystrophy, including Duchenne disease
  • Diabetes
  • Missing limbs
  • Poor nutrition or malnutrition

Children who have experienced extended hospital stays or traumatic soft tissue injuries are also at higher risk for skin breakdown and slow healing.

What does pediatric wound care entail?

Wound care for children is similar to wound care for adults, with greater considerations of their activity level and whether or not they can control their bladder or stool.

Considerations to keep in mind when caring for children’s wounds may include:

  • Removing dead or infected tissue
  • Using antibiotic medications
  • Using topical medications
  • Using specialized dressings
  • Changing dressings frequently
  • Preventing the child from removing bandages
  • Caring daily for the wound at home
  • Protecting the area from urine and feces
  • Utilizing home health or in-office wound care
  • Counseling for wound care and nutritional support

If your child’s wound is related to a brace, wheelchair, or another assistive device, the team at Tower Wound Care Centers works with you to make adjustments that keep injuries from reoccurring.

Tower Wound Care Centers offers pediatric wound care at all of their offices. For some types of wounds, your child may need specialized care from Joel Aronowitz, MD, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers in Los Angeles. Dr. Aronowitz is a highly skilled plastic surgeon, the founder of Tower Wound Care Centers, and a partner in caring for their patients of all ages.

For expert pediatric wound care, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.

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