Helping Chronic Wounds Heal Faster
Chronic, slow-healing wounds can be caused by a variety of health conditions, including those affecting circulation or specific types of injuries. For example, patients with diabetes often develop ulcers in their feet while bedridden patients frequently suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. Post-surgical wounds, severe burns, and traumatic injuries can all lead to chronic wounds. Even severe insect bites can sometimes be slow to heal.
Left untreated, chronic wounds can trigger a variety of secondary problems – the most common of which is persistent pain and discomfort. This leads to depression and a diminished quality of life by preventing the patient from leading the life they want. Wounds that are slow to heal are also highly susceptible to infection, which can lead to hospitalization or even amputation.
At the James Klinghoffer Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Treatment, our multidisciplinary team applies proven wound care practices and advanced clinical approaches to speed wound healing and recovery.
One of the more advanced and effective treatments offered at Deborah is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also known as HBO. This treatment exposes the entire body to an environment that is 100% oxygen-saturated under increased atmospheric pressure, forcing highly oxygenated blood to the patient’s extremities. Because the oxygen level of the patient’s blood is maximized, this treatment promotes faster healing of chronic wounds and damaged tissue.
In 2019, the Center treated over 730 patients.