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Treatment for Chronic Wounds

If you develop a wound, it is important to keep a close eye on it. In many cases, wounds will heal on their own as long as you clean them and keep them bandaged. However, there are occasions when a wound is serious enough that it requires medical attention. These are wounds that, for whatever reason, show no signs of healing after a week. This could be because the wound is infected or circulation is cut off from the wound, preventing it from healing.

A physician referral is not required for treatment.

Your Trusted Care Team

The center’s evidence-based practices are designed to complement your physicians' services. Our staff is comprised of a team of professionals, including:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
  • Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies

Our center has been awarded the "Center of Distinction" by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center was recognized for achieving outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent.

Pictured (Left to Right) Libbi Trawick, RN Program Director, Megan Walker, RN, Terkita Kennedy, RN, Carmen Matzek, FNP, Emily Anders, FNP, Tena Baskin, LPN, Janice Ramsey, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Jan Adams, RN and Pamela Love, Front Office Coordinator.

Not pictured: Roshunda Williams, RN

Your Treatment Plan

During your first appointment, we will perform a thorough evaluation of the wound including measuring the wound size and depth. This information will allow us to track the wound’s healing progress once treatment begins. We follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care. Our treatment methods include:

  • Wound consultation/evaluation, diagnostic and treatment
  • Non-invasive vascular studies
  • Specialty wound dressings
  • Cellular and tissue based products
  • Compression Therapy
  • Treatment of wound infections
  • Pressure off-loading devices and footwear
  • Debridements
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Patient and family education

What is HBOT?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment sometimes used to treat chronic wounds and takes place in a transparent acrylic chamber. HBOT is used as an outpatient treatment for more than a dozen medical conditions including diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries to tissue and bone, gas gangrene, osteomyelitis, compromised skin grafts and skin flaps and crush injuries.

In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased two to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather much more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.

When your blood carries this extra oxygen throughout your body, this helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

Exposing wounds to 100% oxygen with HBOT is proven to speed healing for certain wounds.

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