Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions about Wound Care

Why do some wounds fail to heal?

The body’s ability to heal itself is generally quite remarkable. Most cuts, scrapes, and even serious wounds require little more than cleanliness and time. However, many conditions and diseases can impair the body’s ability to heal a break in the skin, including diabetes, poor circulation, vascular issues, and more. Wounds that do not heal properly can cause chronic pain, limited mobility and serious risk of infection.  

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized chamber. The increased air pressure allows your lungs to take in more oxygen; your blood then carries the oxygen throughout your body, assisting your natural wound-healing mechanisms and speeding the healing process.

Why do we utilize wound tracking?  

When treating non-healing wounds, it is essential to keep close track of progress. We photograph and measure each wound and track it using specialized software, so both the patient and clinical team can evaluate the healing progress at each visit. Our specialized approach yields proven results and speeds recovery times.