The Shannon Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine is devoted to providing state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine for chronic wounds. There are a variety of reasons that a wound may not heal. It is estimated that up to 7 million people in America suffer from chronic wounds. Our team of wound care specialists includes physicians, technicians and nurses trained in chronic wounds.
Some of the indicators for wound therapy are:
- Ischemic ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Venous insufficiency
- Traumatic wounds
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Other chronic, nonhealing wounds
The Wound Care Center utilizes a combination of the newest clinical tools in wound healing along with traditional clinical practices, including:
- Wound dressing
- Compression therapy
- Noninvasive vascular assessment
- Prescriptive growth factors
- Edema management
- Bio-engineered skin grafting
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an adjunctive therapy in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure.
- While breathing pure oxygen, the patient's blood plasma becomes saturated, carrying 15 to 20 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body's tissue.
- The ultimate goal is that the body's natural wound healing mechanisms are able to function more efficiently.
- Approximately 18 percent of wound care patients may require HBOT.
If you are dealing with a wound that will not heal, please ask your doctor how the Shannon Center for Wound Care can help. Or contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.