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A diabetic with a leg wound that won’t heal. A burn victim who needs help in recovering. A senior who has developed pressure sores. Patients such as these are candidates for treatment at Palmetto’s Wound and Hyperbaric Institute.
The institute has the medical expertise and technology to address non-healing wounds with advanced treatment. Many factors can keep wounds from healing, and many treatments can contribute to healing. As a result, the institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.
Who is a Candidate for Wound Care?
The Wound and Hyperbaric Institute offers hope for patients with chronic and non-healing wounds of many different types.
Sometimes, limited blood flow can slow the body’s natural healing process and hinder wound recovery. If not treated, these open sores can become infected and lead to serious complications.
The institute treats these conditions and others:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Venous Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Peripheral Vascular Disease Ulcers
- Wounds Caused by Trauma
- Surgical Wounds
- Post-radiation Burns, Internal and Oral
Wound Care Treatment Methods
Because many factors can cause or contribute to a non-healing wound, doctors may use many different treatment methods to address it.
After being evaluated, each patient receives an individualized comprehensive treatment plan, developed by our program’s specialists, for healing. Led by our Medical Director, our multidisciplinary team coordinates care to help ensure continuity and promote successful treatment. Patient education is a critical component of all treatment. It can help promote successful healing and prevent wounds from recurring.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
This treatment, designed to promote healing, provides additional oxygen to the body’s tissues. More oxygen, often used in combination with other treatment, can boost the body's ability to speed healing. Patients rest for an hour or so in a pressurized chamber that is slowly filled with pure oxygen. The treatment is a comfortable process.
In addition to HBOT, a combination of the following approaches may be used:
- Wound assessments
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Patient education
- Diabetic education
- Skin care education
- Infection control
- Vascular consultations
- Plastic surgery consultations
- Podiatry consultations
- X-ray and bone scans
- Compression therapy