Healing Chronic Wounds

Chronic wounds caused by diabetes, pressure ulcers, trauma or other conditions affect 3 to 5 million people in the US each year. The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine program at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center helps people with chronic wounds. The staff who work in the treatment program understand the underlying conditions that cause acute and chronic wounds, including diabetes, poor circulation and infection.

Wound Care Therapies

The therapies we offer include:

  • Aggressive wound care therapy
  • Debridement
  • Specialty dressings
  • Compression therapy
  • Growth factors
  • Bio-engineered tissue products
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (see below)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Explained

Among the services offered in the Wound Care program is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). In this procedure, a patient relaxes inside a pressurized chamber that is filled with 100 percent oxygen. Breathing pure, pressurized oxygen delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and the wound, accelerating the healing process. Wounds receiving HBOT have a much higher success of healing and can potentially prevent amputation.

Wound Care Candidates

Our wound care or hyperbaric oxyegen therapy services may help you, if:

  • You have a wound that hasn't healed in 30 days, especially if you have diabetes
  • You have a sore with increasing pain, redness, swelling, foul odor or a change in color
  • You have a surgical wound that has become infected

If you need a referral to a specialist or primary care physician, contact our free Direct Doctors Plus® Referral Service at 702-388-4888.