Hyperbaric Wound Care Center
A Multidisciplinary Approach To
Better Wound Care
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A wound that won’t heal may need more than just conventional wound care. It needs the
Hyperbaric Wound Care Center at WJMC to provide a comprehensive treatment designed to
complement the primary physician's care. A chronic or non-healing wound is defined
as a wound that has not significantly improved during the course of conventional treatment.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy allows a person to breath 100% oxygen while they are
in a pressurized chamber. The pressure forces oxygen into the blood plasma which is better
able to deliver oxygen to wounds that are low in oxygen. Low oxygen levels in a wound heal
slowly or don’t heal at all.
More than 3.5 million Americans suffer from wounds that may not heal after months,
or even years, of traditional treatment. Chronic wounds are often painful and upsetting, and
when associated with diabetes or poor circulation, they can be very difficult to heal. Whatever
the cause, it’s important to diagnose and treat the problem correctly. That’s why the physicians
and other specialists at the Hyperbaric Wound Care Center are here for you. A specially trained
team of physicians, nurses, and technologists provide comprehensive, cost-effective wound care
to patients with non-healing wounds.
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