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Wound care

Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.


Wound care specialists in Wilson County

We understand how frustrating it can be when your wound refuses to heal on its own, and we're here to help.

At TriStar Summit Medical Center, our dedicated team of wound care specialists takes the time to assess your wound care needs and create a personalized treatment plan. Whether you're dealing with burns, infected wounds, nonhealing surgical wounds or ulcers, our doctors will help you find the treatment that's right for you to heal your wound. We will also go a step further and educate you and your caregiver about proper techniques in changing dressings, wound protection and preventing new wounds.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Advanced wound care treatments

No matter which of our advanced wound care and vascular centers you visit, you can expect the same quality of care. Our experts are able to assess and treat:

  • Arterial ulcers
  • Bone infections
  • Burns
  • Complex soft tissue wounds
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes-related wounds and ulcers
  • Failing or compromised grafts or flaps
  • Gas gangrene
  • Infected wounds
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Pressure injuries
  • Radiation soft tissue injuries
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Venous stasis ulcer

Wound care services we offer

Our Advanced Wound Care and Vascular Center is dedicated to providing effective treatments for chronic and hard-to-heal wounds. We help you manage the wound healing process through clinical treatments, therapies and support services.

Features of our wound care center

Our wound care center brings together all types of providers, such as vascular surgeons, podiatrists, endocrinologists and orthopedists. The physicians at our hospital work as a team, so you can receive multidisciplinary care that treats all aspects of your wound.

We accomplish successful wound healing treatments through a multidisciplinary approach that combines hospital specialties, such as orthopedic care and vascular surgery. By bringing together experts from multiple areas, we can better examine your unique situation and understand conditions affecting your treatment.

Our goal is for you to get back to your everyday life, without pain or limitations from a wound.

Wound healing treatments

We offer you access to specialized wound healing therapies. Our wound care team works with your caregivers to create a personalized treatment plan.

Therapies and treatments offered at our wound care center include:

  • Bioengineered skin grafting
  • Compression therapy
  • Debridement
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Hyperbaric therapy
  • Lymphedema therapy

Infection control and wound care safety

Treatment plans are dependent on proper wound dressing, protection and prevention techniques. This makes infection control an important component of wound care. We take extra precautions to avoid infections and do everything we can to control infections that are already present.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric medicine refers to the use of HBOT to promote healing in all types of wounds and conditions. It is commonly used in wound care to promote the healing process. When undergoing HBOT, you enter a pressurized chamber where you breathe 100% pure oxygen.

The hyperbaric chamber creates an environment where the lungs can gather more oxygen. As a result, more oxygen enters the bloodstream and is carried throughout the body. The increased levels of oxygen help your body fight bacteria and infection, which promotes healing.

Where to find us

The Advanced Wound Care and Vascular Center is located on the campus of TriStar Summit Medical Center but is not located in the hospital itself.

Our address is:

3901 Central Pike, Suite 456
Hermitage, TN 37076

Advanced wound care overview

Our team of wound care specialists offers advanced therapies and patient-focused procedures that speed healing and give you a chance to enjoy life again.

James Ettien, MD.