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wound care & hyperbaric medicine

medicine to help you heal

Chronic wounds need special attention. We can help with the latest techniques, technology and wound dressings to stimulate and speed your healing process.

services & 
treatment

  • Compression therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (BHO2)
  • Infection management
  • Nutritional support
  • Wound care & dressing changes

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Our specialists are ready to meet with you to discuss your wound care needs.

overview

Oxygen is critical to your body’s tissues. When you suffer an injury, your tissue needs increased amounts of oxygen to survive. Chronic wounds develop when the natural healing process is disrupted or limited due to:
  • Age
  • Infection
  • Poor blood flow
  • Low blood oxygen levels
  • Prolonged inflammation
  • Poor nutrition
  • Diabetes and other systemic conditions
  • Pressure or repeated injury to the wound

what to expect

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2) helps chronic wounds heal by increasing oxygen in the blood and narrowing blood vessels to decrease swelling.

To do this, HBO2 takes place in a pressurized therapy chamber, where the air pressure is raised to three times higher than normal. This allows your lungs to take in three times more pure oxygen than would be possible breathing in a typical setting. The added oxygen is used by your body to heal tissue and fight infections.

In addition to treating chronic wounds, HBO2 can help with:

  • Radiation tissue damage

  • Severe or chronic infections in the skin or bone

  • Poorly healing skin grafts and flaps

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation

  • Decompression sickness

  • Intracranial abscess

  • Severe blood loss (anemia)

  • Thermal burns

During HBO2, you’ll breathe 100% oxygen while inside a single- or multi-person treatment chamber. This is typically done on an outpatient basis, and you can sleep, listen to music or watch movies during your treatment. Both you and the therapy unit are monitored by a care team throughout your treatment.

    Tobacco use

    The chemicals in tobacco narrow the blood vessels and affect your blood’s ability to carry oxygen.

    Diabetes mellitus

    Diabetes causes blood vessels to deteriorate over time. This prevents them from sending oxygen to a wound site.

    Foreign material

    Substances that your body cannot break down or rid itself of divert resources from healing wounds.

    Vascular disease

    Conditions that affect the blood vessels and blood circulation can slow or stop healing and lead to non-healing wounds.

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