Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Each year, approximately 5 million Americans will suffer from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems or many other conditions. Studies have shown that wound care treatment facilities have reduced amputation rates significantly and reduced the length of hospital stays by 24 percent.
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Edward White Hospital has provided treatment to thousands of people with chronic wounds, since opening in 1999. Our Physician and Surgeon directed, dedicated interdisciplinary team has built a reputation for quality service and excellent outcomes . The vast majority of the wounds that we treat affect individuals with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, venous and arterial disease, pressure ulcers, collagen vascular disease, soft tissue radionecrosis and other radiation injuries (proctitis,hemmoraghic cystitis and enteritis) and acute perioperative wounds.
The Center provides:
- Advanced Wound Healing Techniques
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Largest monoplace chambers available with HDTV/Netflix)
- Established and Proven Clinical Practice Guidelines
F.A.Q.s About Hyperbaric Oxygen
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breaths 100% oxygen while being enclosed in a pressurized chamber at greater than normal atmospheric pressure.
While breathing normally in the chamber, the patient's blood plasma becomes saturated with oxygen, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount to the body's tissue, and the ultimate result is to allow the body's natural wound-healing mechanisms, which are oxygen dependent, to function more efficiently. In addition, the hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces gas bubbles which are a crucial component in the treatment of arterial gas embolisms. This is extremely useful in the treatment of crush injuries, compartmental syndrome and cerebral edema. The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the body's immune and healing response, and promotes a bactericidal effect, halting the growth of anaerobic organisms.
What are the indications for treatment with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
- Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic ischemias
- Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections (subcutaneous tissue, muscle, fascia)
- Osteomyeoltis (refractory)
- Radiation tissue damage
- Skin grafts and flaps (compromised)
- Acute Peripheral Arerial Insufficiency
- Some Diabetic Ulcers of lower extremities
2191 9th Avenue North, Suite 120B
Phone: (727) 328-6214
Fax: (727) 328-6216
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm