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Comprehensive Wound Center

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton Outpatient Services

Positive results in healing rates and average days to heal

The Comprehensive Wound Center at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton is dedicated to preserving the function of the lower extremities and offering advanced wound care for patients with diabetes or other conditions. 

The center uses advanced modalities and has a proven record for healing problem wounds. Any wound that has not healed in two weeks or has a complex presentation can benefit from our advanced treatments.

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We treat non-healing wounds​​​ caused by:

A non-healing wound, also called a chronic wound, is a sore that has not started to heal within two weeks.
  • Bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Burns
  • Decubitus or pressure ulcers
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Gangrene
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral arterial disease and other vascular diseases
  • Radiation exposure
  • Skin irritations
  • Surgery or trauma
  • Venous stasis​​​
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Our treatments include:​​​

A multidisciplinary team, including hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy and wound specialists, podiatric foot and ankle surgeons, and specialty nurses, works closely with you and your physician to develop the best approach to your wound healing issue.
  • Comprehensive wound evaluation and an individualized treatment plan
  • Compression dressings
  • Doppler evaluation and vascular testing
  • Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy
  • Limb​ preservation​
  • Manufactured (bio-engineered) tissue graft application
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (wound vacuum-assisted closure or VAC)
  • Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
  • Wound care and debridement​​​​​
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Functional preservation of limbs

Limb preservation specialists on our medical staff combine skill, expertise and advanced technology to assess your situation and tailor an individualized treatment approach. Our multidisciplinary team coordinates with you and your physician to save your limb and to prevent further issues.

Our advanced limb preservation techniques include:

  • Minimally invasive vascular procedures such as balloon angioplasty and stenting
  • Limb-sparing with advanced fixation
  • Bone transplants and bone graft substitutes
  • Bone growing proteins
  • Tissue grafting
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Medical Director

 
Dr Laurie Aten

Laurie Aten, M.D.

Laurie Aten, M.D. is the Medical Director for Baylor Scott White The Heart Hospital – Denton Comprehensive Wound Center.

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