Wound Care

Wound care is a specialty that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing various types of wounds, infections, and ulcers. The University of New Mexico Hospital Physical Therapy Wound Care Clinic is dedicated to providing wound care that is accessible, high-quality, evidence-based, safety-focused, and comprehensive. Highly qualified, licensed Physical Therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) provide skilled wound care services. Many of our therapists possess advanced certifications through the American Board of Wound Management. Extensively trained Rehabilitation Techs assist the licensed staff as needed to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Our primary focus is to provide skilled wound care services in the treatment of acute and chronic vascular, pressure, neuropathic, surgical, and atypical wounds.

As a PT-driven clinic we understand the relationship between wound healing and function. Our licensed staff can recommend assistive devices and custom compression garments when indicated as well as providing training and education in the proper use of these items. We always consider the patient from a holistic perspective and make recommendations to other services as indicated.

Conditions Treated

We specialize in treating:

  • Wounds that are slow-to-heal or not healing
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical wounds that have re-opened
  • Skin grafts or surgical flaps that are not healing
  • Wounds caused by radiation therapy
  • Infected wounds
  • Arterial ulcers

Services Provided

Treatment may include: 
  • Dressing selection
  • Debridement
  • Compression therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (wound vac) management
  • Patient and family education
  • Discharge planning 

Please reach out to our front desk at 505-272-9020 if you have any questions about scheduling.