Wound Care

wound careChronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions affect about 6.5 million Americans every year, according to the National Institutes of Health, and keep them from enjoying their favorite activities.

If you have a chronic, non-healing wound, the staff at The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, a program offered at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, can help you get back to the activities you enjoy. Dedicated doctors and nurses specialize in treating non-healing wounds, including those that have resisted healing after months or even years of traditional treatment.

Dealing With Problem Wounds

Chronic wounds are those that have not begun to heal in two weeks, or those that have not completely healed in four to six weeks. The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine treats wounds associated with complications from diabetes and other related vascular disorders, cancer, trauma, surgical wounds, burns, infectious diseases and vasculitis. Acute or chronic conditions can often be prevented with early, advanced wound care intervention. The team at The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine uses advanced wound care protocols. Along with proper attention to nutrition, infection and other underlying medical problems, we achieve greater healing results.

A Healing Program Designed Just For You

When you visit the center, the staff will examine your wound and ask you questions about your general health. After a thorough analysis of test results and your medical history, an individualized treatment program will be designed based on your specific needs. The program may include regular visits to The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine for treatment, evaluation and follow-up care. You may also be given detailed instructions on how to care for your wound at home.

Wound Care Treatments

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Advanced Dressings
  • Synthetic Skin Substitutes
  • Surgical Debriding
  • Vac Closure

The Region’s Only Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

The staff at the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine specializes in treating wounds with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), including those that have resisted healing after months or years of traditional treatment.

During this therapy, 100 percent oxygen is administered in a pressurized environment. The therapy works throughout your entire body as the increased level of oxygen enters the blood and body tissues. Each chamber offers a private, comfortable environment, equipped with a television and DVD player for entertainment.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is often recommended for the optimal treatment of chronic non-healing wounds. Conditions that may benefit from HBOT include:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Burns
  • Trauma
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Peripheral vascular disease

Foot Care at the Wound Care Center

  • Are your feet causing you pain?
  • Does the pain in your feet limit your activities?
  • Does it feel like you’re walking on broken glass?
  • Are you concerned that diabetes could be affecting your feet?

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine specializes in advanced wound healing and limb salvage by utilizing the latest in skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wound VAC (vacuum assisted closure) therapy.

Notes of interest:

  • There are 25.8 million people in the United States who have diabetes, according to the American DIabetes Association (ADA). 
  • Each year, more than 60 percent of nontraumatic lower limb amputations are the result of diabetes, according to the ADA.
  • Damage to the foot’s sensory nerves, diabetic neuropathy, contributes to foot deformities and/or ulcers that increase the chance of lower-extremity amputations (LEA) unless treated.
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Palmdale Regional Medical Center gets right to the source of venous stasis ulcers.
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