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Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Healing chronic wounds with advanced treatments

Patients who suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds caused by diabetes or other conditions can benefit from the latest evaluation and care at the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, located in Carroll Hospital’s East Pavilion.

Accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the Wound Center is committed to providing quality care. 

Our specially trained, multidisciplinary team of general and vascular surgeons, podiatric, plastic and internal medicine physicians, as well as nurses and educators first provide a complete assessment to identify the type and cause of your wound. Then a customized treatment plan is developed that may include:
  • Debridement (removal of dead, damaged or infected tissue) and bandaging
  • Bioengineered skin application, to help heal difficult wounds in the leg and foot 
  • Prescriptive growth factors to help healthy skin grow 
  • Specialized dressings 
  • Edema (swelling) management 
  • Noninvasive vascular assessment to check blood flow to the affected area 
  • Compression therapy 
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which helps wounds heal more quickly

You may also benefit from other therapies and support programs such as:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that uses pure oxygen to enhance the body's natural ability to heal.

During HBOT, you are placed in a pressurized chamber where you breathe 100 percent oxygen for an extended period of time. (The air we normally breathe contains only 19 to 21 percent oxygen.) High concentrations of oxygen are quickly delivered to your bloodstream, improving wound healing, helping fight infection, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels and improving circulation. 

Some conditions that can be treated with HBOT include:
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Chronic bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Soft tissue radiation injury
  • Radiation injury to the jaw
  • Hard-to-heal wounds caused by certain medical conditions

The Importance of Participating in your Care

If you have a wound that does not heal within two weeks, please call to schedule an appointment with us. Taking advantage of our wound care services can be a positive first step towards preventing serious infection and completely healing your wound. Once we begin treatment, we may recommend home care or educate a family member to assist in providing proper wound care maintenance between appointments.

To learn more, call the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Carroll Hospital at 410-871-6348 or click to view our rack card. For appointments: 410-871-7678 (choose option 4)