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About the Center

The Massachusetts General Hospital Wound Center in the Department of Surgery provides expert and comprehensive care for all types of complex wounds, which are wounds that are difficult to treat without more advanced techniques—primarily acute or chronic wounds that do not heal from simple treatment and wounds with complicating factors, such as co-occuring with other conditions.

The multidisciplinary team employs advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for wounds resulting from ailments such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, pressure ulcers, radiation, surgery, trauma and venous stasis.

Often, patients contact the Mass General Wound Center with a wound that is failing to close or heal in an expected amount of time.

Surgical Treatments

The Mass General Wound Center employs surgical techniques to treat complex wounds, such as:

  • Early grafts
  • The surgical removal of unhealthy tissue

Non-surgical Treatments

The Mass General Wound Center employs non-surgical techniques to treat complex wounds, such as:

  • Application of topicals
  • Dressings
  • Hyperbaric chambers
  • Negative pressure vacuums

A Multidisciplinary Approach

We believe that multidisciplinary and continuous care is essential in the delivery of optimal patient care. The Mass General Wound Center leverages an interdisciplinary team of members from various specialties, including: