If you or a loved one have ever suffered from a wound that does not show improvement within four weeks of treatment or requires daily treatment and dressings, it should be referred to a wound specialist for further assessment and treatment. Chronic wounds affect nearly six million patients in America, costing the US health care system an estimated $20 billion annually. Every year, more than 1 million people with diabetes develop foot ulcers, and 20-30% of those cases will eventually require amputation.
The Advanced Wound Center at Hillcrest Hospital South offers over 15 services to treat patients with advanced wounds. Some of these services are Advanced Wound Center Dressings, Surgical & Traumatic Wound Treatment, Leg & Foot Ulcer Treatment, Compression Therapy, Arterial & Venous Ulcers, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. We offer even more advanced wound care services which can be found here.
Our mission at the Advanced Wound Center is to improve the quality of life for all of our patients, and that means aggressively managing wounds to ensure that they heal quickly and completely. Our staff works in conjunction with your referring physicians as partners to determine a complete set of wound care protocols to address your individual needs. In addition, we provide all of our patients with dedicated and specialized attention so that they may be able to return to a life free of the pain of chronic wounds.
The Advanced Wound Center also offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). HBOT is one of several advanced treatments modalities offered by our staff. In short, HBOT allows for an increase of 10 times in plasma oxygen concentration, thereby accelerating the wound healing process. During this therapy, patients breathe 100% oxygen under pressure, causing the oxygen to diffuse into the blood plasma. This oxygen-rich plasma is able to travel past the restriction, diffusing up to 3 times further into the tissue. The pressurized environment helps to reduce swelling and discomfort. For more in depth information on Hyperbaric Oxygenation, click here.
If you are suffering from a chronic wound and want to live a healthier life, visit our website at www.hillcrestsouth.com, or call (918) 294-4000.