I'm an RN in Louisiana; I have a friend in rural Nebraska with a foot/ankle infected wound since January. Shes not diabetic nor have bad circulation, no cultures done but bone scan done this week shows potential osteomylitis. Her doctor says she may loose her foot and has FINALLY referred her to an orthopedic doc, (first appointment is late next week). I would like to find out what kind of wound care resources are available in her area so she may save her foot if its possible!! Wondering if there any infectious disease and/or, wound care specialists or hyperbaric treatment available around Kearny Nebraska. She works for VA so has fairly good insurance and is willing to go wherever the best wound care is available to try to save her foot!
The Nebraska Med Center in Omaha is excellent in all areas. Also one of the hospitals in Lincoln (St Elizabeths) is a burn care center, so I would expect that they have decent wound care clinics also. Lincoln is much closer to Kearney than Omaha.
I am in Nebraska, BTW, and do not work for either the Med Center or St Elizabeths, but I have heard great things about both of them. I, too, would probably want myself or my friend to be seen in a larger, metropolitan health care facility. Rural facilites are wonderful, but lack the expertise, experience and equipment for some diagnoses.
Best wishes for your friend
Last edit by metroishka on Sep 3, '11