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Wound Care

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Wound care focuses on restoring skin integrity and preventing skin care complications, such as post-trauma infections for patients with multi-system health complications. This can include a special regimen to promote new skin growth by changing the wound dressing, debridement, cleansing, compression therapy or the removal of dead tissue to prevent the spread of infection. From thermal burns to diabetic-venous foot ulcers and pressure wounds, non-healing wounds can dramatically impact a patient’s health and alter their activity level.

Individualized advanced wound care can include special treatment protocols for managing complex wounds to include:

  • post-surgical wounds
  • localized incisions
  • infected (draining) wounds
  • diabetic ulcerations
  • scalds, burns and blisters
  • fistulas
  • necrotizing fasciitis
  • amputations
  • osteomyelitis
  • venous stasis infections

NOTE: Any wound that has not healed in four weeks of standard medical care should be evaluated by a wound care specialist to determine the best approach.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Chronic Wounds

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an option for chronic wounds. Patients receive 100 percent oxygen under pressure in a single-person chamber. This allows a high concentration of oxygen to attach to red blood cells and be transported to the wound site. Studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy has increased healing by an average of 25 percent in appropriate patients.

If you have a wound that is slow to heal, request an appointment online by submitting the form on this page or call our office at (904) 265-0470 to learn more about our advanced wound care services.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is an educational resource. It is not intended to serve as a recommendation for the treatment or management of any medical condition. All decisions involving medical procedures or surgery should be made in conjunction with your physician or orthopedic surgeon.

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