Chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation and other conditions keep nearly five million Americans from doing the things they love. The Center for Wound Healing will help you or your loved ones enjoy a better quality of life. The Center will be staffed by specially-trained medical professionals - using proven wound care practices and advanced clinical approaches, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, to help patients who suffer from chronic wounds.
Our team will develop an individualized patient care plan for the treatment of your wound. The wound care treatment program may include many different components, including:
- Digital photographic measurement of wounds to assess the progress in healing
- Noninvasive vascular testing
- Debridement - removal of bad tissue
- Nutrition assessment and counseling
- Special needs including beds, mattresses, seat cusions or footwear
- Antibiotic management program
- Compression therapy - elastic stockings, bandages and other forms of compression therapy that fit the patient's needs
- State-of-the-art biotechnology treatments (growth factor therapy, bioengineered tissue)
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO²) is a medical treatment that enhances the body's natural healing and strengthens the immune system. HBO² is an effective treatment option for many chronic wounds.
High Healing Rates & Reduced Healing Time
Using a team of multidisciplinary specialists and state-of-the-art wound care techniques, The Center for Wound Healing strives to achieve some of the best healing rates and fastest healing times available, allowing patients to return to their regular daily activities as soon as possible.
Did you know that:
- 5 million people who suffer from chronic wounds have diabetic ulcers?
- 2.5 million people have pressure ulcers?
- 1 million people have venous stasis (circulatory) ulcers?
- 15% of all diabetics will develop chronic wounds?
- Patients with diabetes have a 15-fold increase in the risk of amputation?
- Approximately 60,000 people with diabetes will undergo amputation each year?
- One-half of all diabetics have or will develop neuropathy, which can lead to injuries, sores, chronic infections, gangrene or amputations.*
* Source: American Diabetes Association
Studies have shown that wound care treatment facilities have reduced amputation rates significantly and reduced length of hospital stays by 24 percent. The American Diabetes Association estimates that diabetes-related amputation could be reduced by 50 percent if patients were routinely tested for neuropathy, educated to prevent injury or complications, and provided related ancillary services.