An Institute for wounds that won’t heal
Nearly five million Americans suffer from chronic wounds, often as a result of diabetes, immobilization or circulatory problems. If you have a wound that won’t heal, it can quickly escalate to something significantly more serious. At Palmetto General Hospital’s Wound and Hyperbaric Institute, you can get healed and get on with your life thanks to some of the latest treatments that can speed your healing process. Along with debridement, infection management and other therapies, you can find hyperbaric oxygen treatment, which uses pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to supercharge the healing of many wounds.
Are you a candidate?
Wounds that won’t heal can come in many forms, and can be caused by a variety of underlying issues. At Palmetto General Hospital, we offer hope for patients with non-healing wounds of many types.
Among the conditions we treat are:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Venous Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Peripheral Vascular Disease Ulcers
- Wounds Caused by Trauma
- Surgical Wounds
- Radiation Burns
Patients may be referred by their physician or may contact the center directly.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric chamber is used to supercharge the healing process of wounds. The treatment is comfortable for patients, who rest for about an hour in a pressurized chamber that slowly fills with pure oxygen. In combination with other treatments, hyperbaric oxygen therapy could be the missing ingredient in the healing of wounds.
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