About five million americans suffer from chronic wounds that won’t heal. The SOMC Wound Healing Center offers a comprehensive program that includes state-of-the-art treatment for non-healing wounds.
What we Treat
- Diabetic wound care
- Lower leg ulcers
- Pressure ulcers (or bed sores) wounds
- Bone infection
- Skin tears or lacerations
- Radiation burns
- Post-operatative wounds and infections
- Failed or compromised skin grafts
Individualized Treatment Plan
Your treatment plan will be overseen by one of our staff physicians and a nurse case manager will be your primary contact at the SOMC Wound Healing Center. Some of the following treatments may be included in your treatment plan:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
HBOT is an intermittent treatment of 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure. Patients receive treatment in a transparent, cylindrical chamber. This therapy allows the body to kill germs and promote healing. It is typically used to treat such problems as diabetic ulcers, circulatory disorders, compromised skin grafts, cyanide or carbon monoxide poisoning, and bone infections. Patients usually “dive” every day for about two hours, over the course of eight to 10 weeks.
Specific wound care products will be chosen for your wound depending on your needs. Proper dressing can go a long way to promote healing.
This minor surgical procedure enhances the growth of healthy tissues in the wound, creating an environment that leads to healing.
Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring
This test records the level of oxygen available to your wound. The more oxygen your wound gets, the quicker healing can be complete.
Doppler Evaluation of Pulses
This technique measures the blood flow available to bring nutrients and medications to the wound. The better the blood flow is, the quicker healing will occur.