State of the Art Treatment
At the Wound Healing Center, you'll receive the right treatment to heal your wound. Some of the following outpatient treatments may be included in your treatment plan:
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) - HBO therapy is an intermittent treatment of 100% oxygen at an increased atmospheric pressure, roughly equivalent to what a SCUBA diver would experience at around 30 feet below the water's surface. Patients receive treatment while they relax in a transparent, cylindrical chamber. This therapy improves the body's ability to kill germs and promote healing. It is typically used to treat such problems as diabetic ulcers, circulatory disorders, compromised skin grafts, cyanide or carbon monoxide poisoning, and bone infections. Patients usually "dive" every day for about two hours, over the course of eight to 10 weeks.
- Wound Dressings - Specific wound care products will be chosen for you wound depending on your needs. Proper dressing can go a long way to promote healing.
- Wound Debridement - This minor surgical procedure enhances the growth of healthy tissues in the wound, creating an environment that leads to healing.
- Wound VAC (vacuum assisted closure) Therapy - This therapy promotes wound healing through Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). By delivering negative pressure (a vacuum) at the wound site through a patented dressing, this helps draw wound edges together, remove infectious materials and actively promote granulation at the cellular level.
- Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
- Platelet growth technologies
We use the latest monitoring techniques:
- Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring - This test records the level of oxygen available to your wound. The more oxygen your wound gets, the quicker the healing can be complete.
- Doppler Evaluation Pulses - This technique measures the blood flow available to bring nutrients and medications to the wound. The better the blood flow is, the quicker healing will occur.
Your role in healing
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We count on you to follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely. You'll learn to care for your wound at home and how to protect yourself from further injuries. The staff at the Wound Healing Center is available to answer questions and give you the support you need.