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Wound Care Procedures Offered

Wound Care Procedures

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen is essential for life and healing. Your body needs oxygen to survive. When tissue is damaged, even more oxygen is needed for healing.  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, which helps your body fight infection and stimulates healing,.

During HBOT, the patient breathes pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. The air pressure in the chamber is slowly and safely increased to up to three times the normal air pressure. This enables the lungs to gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at a normal air pressure.

After a series of treatments in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, patients often see improved healing of chronic wounds. HBOT can be used in combination with other wound treatments. It is most commonly used to treat:

  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Chronic bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Crush injuries and traumatic wounds
  • Radiation tissue damage

Beyond treatment of chronic wounds, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to treat carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation.

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MIST® Therapy

MIST therapy is an advanced painless, non-contact, low-frequency ultrasound treatment delivered through a saline mist to the wound bed.

Sometimes during the healing process, the cells in a wound seem to shut down. This causes the healing process to stall. MIST therapy’s ultrasound waves gently push against cells in the wound, like a hand pressing on a water balloon. This essentially wakes the cells up so they can continue their normal healing process.

Unlike most wound therapies that are limited to treating the wound surface, the gentle sound waves of MIST therapy stimulate the cells within and below the wound bed to accelerate the normal healing process. These gentle sound waves promote healing in several ways, including:

  • Reducing a wide-range of bacteria
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Stimulating cells with increased blood flow
  • Releasing growth factors
  • Increasing collagen deposits

The ultrasound in MIST therapy is safely delivered through a saline mist that does not require contact with the wound and is painless to apply. Several studies have even shown it reduces wound pain over time.

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