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Wound Therapy leads to improvement for patient

Dee Ochs and her husband, John, were frustrated and worried after one of Dee OchsDee’s incisions became infected after having ankle surgery in Florida in January 2016. When she arrived in Minnesota in April for the summer, Dee’s foot was still infected and she was unable to put weight on it.

In mid-April, Dee was referred to the CentraCare Health – Monticello Wound Center, where she started receiving Negative Pressure Wound Therapy treatments. This method promotes healing by creating a vacuum through a sealed dressing, drawing fluid from the wound and increasing blood flow to the area.

“Within one week, I had marked improvement,” she said. “I knew I was in good hands after my first experience at the Monticello Wound Center,” Dee said. “From the receptionist who put us right at ease to the nurses and doctors, they answered all our questions, calmed our fears and even made us smile for the first time in a very long time.”

After receiving her final treatment in June, Dee could walk on her own. “I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and a better outcome,” she said.

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