Wound Care

What types of wounds does Dr. Amaya treat?

Wounds in children often arise as a result of accidents or trauma, following a surgical procedure, or as a result of an infection. Other special needs children suffer from wounds as a result of immobility from paralysis or developmental delay. Infants and children diagnosed with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) often suffer from frequent open wounds from minor skin trauma. Patients with underlying congenital conditions such as spina bifida also suffer from chronic open wounds and pressure ulcers.

Dr. Amaya and his staff are well versed with seeing various wounds in children and infants to include:

  • Surgical wounds which fail to heal
  • IV fluid burn injuries
  • Traumatic wounds as a results of automobile accidents, bicycle/sports injuries, falls and animal bites.
  • 1st degree and 2nd degree burns
  • Pressure ulcer/decubitus ulcers
  • Infected wounds
  • Pilonidal cysts
  • Chronic wounds which fail to heal

Dr. Amaya will take the time to assess your child’s wound carefully and determine the best intervention for rapid healing.

Why do we need to see a wound care specialist?

Patients suffer from wounds as a result of a trauma or injury, from a surgical procedure or as a result of a complex underlying infection or medical condition.

Management of these wounds has advanced far beyond the simple application of cotton gauze and tape. In fact such simple interventions have been shown to be detrimental to effective wound healing. The science of how wounds develop and heal has led to an array of modern wound care products, devices and techniques to facilitate rapid healing with less pain and minimal scarring. During your visit Dr. Amaya will discuss the treatment plan in great detail with you and explain the benefits of advanced wound care interventions and dressings.

Is it important to be wound care certified?

Like any medical specialty, doctors and health care workers who are certified in wound care have participated in extra training, attended wound care conferences and have passed certification testing specifically in wound care management. It ensures that these individuals are up to date. We are proud to say that Dr. Amaya is certified by the American Board of Wound Managment as a Certified Wound Specialist Physician®. He is one of a handful of pediatric physicians in the entire United States to have this certification.

Why should we see a pediatric wound care specialist?

Infants and children are unique and often require a different approach to wound care as opposed to an adult or elderly individual. Many conditions predisposing to chronic wounds in adults are rare in children and these adult treatments don’t often apply to the pediatric patient. Medications and quite often antibiotics need to be utilized in a safe and effective manner in young patients. Since Dr. Amaya is Board Certified in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Wound Care your child will receive advanced treatment tailored specifically towards an infant or child.