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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.

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

Your treatment plan will be personalized based on your specific needs. A physician referral is not required for treatment.

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:

  • Debridement
  • Topical wound therapy
  • Growth-factor therapy
  • Tissue therapy
  • Dressing selection
  • Special shoes
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

What is HBOT?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a potential risk of scuba diving. Other conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include serious infections, bubbles of air in your blood vessels, and wounds that may not heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury.

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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