The Wound & Hyperbaric Center
More than 3.5 million Americans suffer from wounds that do not heal after months, or even years, of traditional treatment. Chronic wounds are often painful and upsetting and, when associated with diabetes or poor circulation, they can be very difficult to heal.
It’s important to diagnose chronic wounds early so they can be treated promptly. And that’s exactly what the doctors and specialists at The Wound & Hyperbaric Center, inside the Edwardsville Health Center, are here to provide. A specially trained team of doctors, nurses and technologists provide comprehensive, cost-effective wound care to patients with nonhealing wounds.
Wound Care Treatment
At your first visit, the wound healing team will evaluate your wound and review your medical history and general health. Depending on the origin of your wound, you may need to have special tests to provide important information about the flow of blood, tissue oxygenation and whether there’s an infection complicating the healing process. The tests can be performed at Edwardsville Health Center.
Once your test results are in, our wound healing team and your primary care doctor will develop a treatment program based on your special needs. Your program may involve regular visits to the center to provide treatment to follow your progress or make necessary changes in your treatment program. You will also be instructed on in-home wound care, dressing changes and ways to protect yourself from further skin breakdown.
Wound Care Services
Our comprehensive services include:
- bio-engineered skin substitutes
- biological and bio-synthetics
- comprehensive wound assessment
- compression therapy
- excisional and selective debridement
- hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- intravenous infusion services
- negative pressure therapy
- skin perfusion pressure and pulse volume recording diagnostics
- transcutaneous oxygen measurement
- Kwound photography and electronic documentation
- wound care consultation by specially trained clinicians and staff
Download our Wound & Hyperbaric Center brochure.
Read our wound care feature story from Your Gateway to Health community newsletter
For more information about our wound care services email Sheryl Forrest, Wound & Hyperbaric Center director, or call 618-798-8700.