Center for Wound Healing opens at HCMC

The Center for Wound Healing opened June 14 at Hennepin County Medical Center. An advanced care center for the treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds of the lower extremities, the Center for Wound Healing is provides the highest quality clinical services for patients who have chronic, non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, hypertension and other conditions.

The Center offers a comprehensive treatment program that employs the most advanced surgical and medical treatments available, including access to the new Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, located adjacent to the Center for Wound Healing.

Dr. Adam R. Johnson

“We are focused on caring for those tenacious wounds that can really disrupt the lives of patients,” explains Dr. Adam R. Johnson, Medical Director for the clinic. “We understand how frustrating these wounds can be, and we want patients to heal as fast as possible. That’s why we’ve brought together the latest technology and expertise to the Center for Wound Healing, where patients – and their wounds – receive our undivided attention.”

The Center for Wound Healing features four private treatment rooms in a spacious, comfortable, easy-to-access setting. It’s located on the ground floor of the Purple Building ( P1.600) at 716 South 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis. Public parking is located in the HCMC parking ramp and directly across Park Avenue. Valet parking is also available at the 7th Street entrance. For more information, call 612.873.HEAL (612.873.4325).

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Leg cramps could be PAD

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Don’t Suffer in Silence

Has this happened to you? A distinct pain or cramp strikes your legs when you walk. When you stop for a few minutes, the pain goes away. But when you start walking again, it comes back.

You might chalk it up to getting older and respond by cutting back on walking. But that would be the wrong reaction. Instead, you should see your doctor because your pain may be claudication, which is often a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It’s a potentially serious but treatable circulation problem.

When someone develops PAD, the extremities – usually a person’s legs – don’t get enough blood flow to keep up with demand from the muscles. The result can be pain that develops when the demand increases, such as when walking or exercising. The arteries that supply blood to the limbs are damaged, usually by a buildup of plaque that blocks or narrows them.

If you think you may have PAD, see your doctor for an evaluation or attend a free PAD screening on September 26 at the Whittier Clinic in Minneapolis (2810 Nicollet Ave.) from 9 am to 1 pm.   While the screening is free, appointments are required. To reserve a spot and complete a Risk Assessment for Peripheral Arterial Disease call 612-873-9575 today.  Continue reading “Leg cramps could be PAD”