From thermal burns to diabetic-venous foot ulcers and pressure wounds, non-healing wounds can dramatically impact a patient’s health and alter their activity level.
Wound care focuses on restoring skin integrity and preventing skin care complications, such as post-trauma infections. This can include a special regimen to promote new skin growth by changing the wound dressing, debridement, cleansing, compression therapy, or removing dead tissue to prevent the spread of infection.
Individualized advanced wound care can include special treatment protocols for managing complex wounds to include:
- Post-surgical wounds
- Localized incisions
- Infected (draining) wounds
- Diabetic ulcerations
- Scalds, burns and blisters
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Venous stasis infections
NOTE: Any wound that has not healed in four weeks of standard medical care should be evaluated by a wound care specialist to determine the best approach.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Chronic Wounds
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an option for chronic wounds. Patients receive 100 percent oxygen under pressure in a single-person chamber. This allows a high concentration of oxygen to attach to red blood cells and be transported to the wound site. Studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy has increased healing by an average of 25 percent in appropriate patients.