Wound care specializes in the treatment of a variety of conditions such as arterial, venous and diabetic wounds; pressure ulcers; burns and hard-to-heal surgical or traumatic injuries.
What are the benefits of vascular testing? Physiologic vascular testing can accurately assess arterial and venous health as well as severity of disease.
One of the highly specialized treatments offered at the Wound Healing Center is hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients with hard-to-heal wounds.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. This increases the amount of oxygen in the patient's blood and, in the case of wounds, allows red blood cells to pass more easily through the plasma into the wound to heal it from the inside out. Diabetic foot wounds are an excellent example of wounds that may benefit most from this type of treatment.
Relaxing on a bed encased within a large see-through plastic shell, patients can watch movies on televisions and VCR players mounted above the chamber while hearing the movies and conversing with others outside the chamber through a speaker system. The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrum, such as that felt when a plane lands, as the air in the chamber is compressed.
A typical regimen of hyperbaric oxygen therapy includes about 20 sessions inside the chambers. Each session lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Wound care is provided on a physician referral basis. Your physician will be asked to supply information about your wound, medications recent lab results and any other pertinent information. An appointment can be made for you at this time. We will regularly update your physician of your progress.
Kadlec's Wound Healing Center has earned national recognition for quality and service.