Wound Care

Care for non-healing wounds

Wuesthoff Health System offers specialized, outpatient care for non-healing wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our team of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses provide the latest treatments available to promote healing of chronic wounds and help patients recover as quickly as possible. We provide care for:

  • Bone infections
  • Diabetic foot and leg wounds
  • Recurring wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Ulcers, including ischemic, pressure and venous stasis
  • Wounds association with radiation therapy
  • Other conditions such as bites, infections and more

To determine the best course of treatment, we will do a thorough evaluation of your wound and current health status. Health care professionals who specialize in wound healing will educate you about the cause of your wound, and keep you informed throughout the healing process. They will provide information on how to:

  • Prevent wounds from happening
  • Care for your wound
  • Recognize early warning signs of complications

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Therapy to promote healing
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to enhance healing of wounds, particularly those that are difficult-to-heal or infected. During treatment, a patient lies in a special pressurized chamber of pure oxygen and breathes normally, which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. Wuesthoff Health System’s doctors may use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat conditions such as:

  • Air or gas embolisms
  • Bone infections
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries and other traumatic injuries that compromise blood supply to tissues
  • Decompression sickness
  • Gangrene
  • Poisoning from carbon monoxide or cyanide
  • Pressure sores
  • Radiation treatment injuries or thermal burns
  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Skin grafts
  • Wounds that have not healed with other therapies, such as diabetic foot ulcers

Your doctor can determine whether this therapy is right for you.