When Wounds Won’t Heal, There’s Hope.
Many people are affected by hard-to-heal wounds that can result from a number of factors including poor circulation, diabetes,
trauma, altered nutritional status and immune system problems. In these cases, the medical problem requires special treatment and care.
If you have a wound that is not responding within 4 weeks of conventional treatment, the Tracy Byrd Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center has specialized clinicians and advanced services to assist in healing your problem wound.
How We Heal
On your first visit, you will have a comprehensive physical and diagnostic evaluation to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing it. Tests may include radiology and vascular studies, laboratory and transcutaneous oxygen testing.
Advanced Treatment and Services
Once the cause of the slow-to-heal wound is determined, our center utilizes advanced treatment to promote wound healing.
- Wound debridement
- Compression therapy
- Negative pressure therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Total contact casting
- Specialty dressings
- Topical wound therapy
- Growth factors and bio-engineered tissue products
- Skin grafting
- Antibiotic therapy
- Coordination of specialty services including home health, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics
- Patient education
Types of wounds treated include:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Arterial, pressure and venous stasis ulcers
- Wounds caused by infection
- Traumatic wounds and crush injuries
- Wounds due to autoimmune disorders
- Radiation tissue damage
- Problematic surgical wounds
- Complex soft tissue wounds
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Osteomyelitis (bone infections)
- Soft tissue infections
- Osteoradionecrosis (rare side effect that develops some time after radiation therapy has ended. It usually occurs in the lower jaw).
Our Team of Specialists
Our multidisciplinary team includes certified physicians with specialization in internal medicine, podiatry and interventional radiology and our family nurse practitioner is a certified wound specialist. Each of our nurses and hyperbaric technicians has advanced training in the assessment and treatment of slow healing wounds.
Our nurses have certifications in many areas including:
- Certified Foot Care Nurse
- Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse
- Certified Wound Specialist
- Certified Hyperbaric Nurse
- Ambulatory Care Nurse-Board Certified
When To See A Wound Specialist
- Anytime you have a wound that has not healed in 30 days
- Anytime you have a wound below the knee if you have diabetes
- Anytime you have a wound below the knee if you have circulation problems
- Anytime you have a wound if you have lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma