The Wound Care Center
Treating severe wounds requires resources and expertise. At Nacogdoches Medical Center, you’ll find both at The Wound Care Center. Here we offer an advanced healing program that utilizes comprehensive wound care and management designed to help you heal more quickly and completely. Our wound care specialists can help with wounds such as:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Skin tears or lacerations
- Radiation wounds
- Traumatic injuries
- Bone infections
Advanced Wound Care
Nacogdoches Medical Center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, which refers to intermittent treatment of the entire body with 100-percent oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressures, using a specialized chamber. The chamber pressure is usually two and one-half to three times greater than normal air pressure, thereby forcing more oxygen into the blood and throughout the body. One of the major benefits is wound healing.
With diseases such as diabetes, the blood circulation becomes poor in the periphery of the body. Because the skin is unable to heal efficiently, diabetic ulcers may occur. HBOT increases the oxygen concentration in the blood circulation, in turn increasing white blood cell count, which helps the diabetic wound to heal. The dose, duration, pressure, treatment interval and number of treatments must be tailored to your wound.
In addition to wound therapy, scientific evidence shows HBOT treats a number of other conditions. The Committee on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine recommends it for treatment of:
- Skin grafts and flaps that are not healing well
- Delayed radiation injury of the soft tissue or bones
- Soft tissue infections in which tissues are dying
- Anemia due to severe blood loss
- Thermal (heat) burns
- Abscess in the brain or head
- Blockage of the retinal artery
- Arterial gas embolism
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Decompression sickness
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To learn more about The Wound Care Center at Nacogdoches, call (866) 697-5864.