Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing

Wound Care

A chronic wound typically is present for a long period of time and does not heal on its own – or with routine treatment. Chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation and other medical conditions can significantly impact quality of life. In some cases, they put patients at risk for hospitalization and amputation.

Difficult-to-heal wounds that have not responded to standard treatment, such as the ones listed below, require specialized expertise:
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Ischemic wounds (caused by insufficient blood supply)
  • Chronic bone infections
  • Radiation-damaged tissue or bone
  • Threatened skin grafts and flaps
  • Venous, leg or pressure ulcers (bed sores)

Customized Treatment
Upon first visit, a physician and certified wound care nurse will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s condition. The team will then develop a customized treatment plan. The number of treatments depends on the condition and how the wound responds to therapy.

A variety of therapies are available based on the patient’s unique wound and medical needs:
  • Edema reduction (excess fluid)
  • Removal of damaged tissue
  • Topical therapies (medications and dressings)
  • Skin substitutes
  • Compression therapy
  • Negative pressure therapy
  • Antibiotics
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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