If you've been missing out on the good things in life because of a wound that won't heal, a comprehensive approach for wound care including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may be an effective treatment.
Problem wounds are usually caused by multiple problems in the patient's ability to heal. At Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Wound Care, our team of physicians, nurses and technicians understands these and many other factors that may be delaying or preventing the healing of your wound.
A complete history and physical exam are performed, which aids in the formulation of a specialized treatment plan for each of our patients. Laboratory studies, x-rays and vascular studies may also be performed to determine the cause of the patient's non-healing wounds.
A specialized treatment plan may call for a combination of the following:
- Surgical debridement
- Antibiotic therapy
- Special dressings
- Use of crutches, wheel chairs and other devices
- Nutritional supplements
- Physical therapy
- Procedures to improve blood flow
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help raise oxygen levels at the wound site if needed
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO2) is a safe and accepted technology for the treatment of many problem wounds. During HBO2 treatment, patients relax in a special bed in which the air pressure can be slightly increased and completely controlled. The treatment helps increase the oxygen levels at the wound site and helps in the healing process.
Many conditions benefit from treatment.
- Hard-to-heal wounds
- Post-radiation tissue injury
- Diabetic sores
- Crush injuries
- Wounds due to poor circulation