Our trained staff follows a team approach to wound healing. After an initial evaluation, each patient receives a comprehensive, individualized plan designed to help difficult-to-heal wounds. We work to address the underlying cause of the problem, control infection and improve the overall health of our patients.
Venous stasis ulcers account for 80-90 percent of all lower leg ulcers. The remaining 20-30 percent of lower leg ulcers stem from other causes such as pressure, arterial insufficiency, traumatic injuries and diabetic wounds. At least 50 percent of all amputations caused from diabetic ulcers are preventable with early detection and intervention. Proper wound care techniques have proven to expedite wound healing, reduce pain and reduce the financial cost to patients and their families.
If you have an open wound, especially if you suffer from a wound that has little to no improvement for 30 days or more, let our outpatient team develop a plan of care for your healing process. We will work to address the underlying cause of the problem, control infection and improve the overall health of our patients. We know it's not enough to treat the wound, we treat the patient. An effective plan can do the following:
- decrease pain at wound site
- decrease recovery time
- reduce complications
- reduce need for hospitalization or prolonged home care
- help you to better understand your condition and treatment options
- prevent reoccurence of wounds
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is a non-invasive procedure often used to treat chronic non-healing wounds, such as diabetic ulcers, osteomyelitis (bone infection) and some other wounds. During HBO therapy the patient will be breathing 100% oxygen while lying in a comfortable hyperbaric chamber. This treatment will greatly increase the amount of oxygen delivered to your blood stream which helps promote the healing process. It is important to note that the benefits of HBO therapy result from an oxygen-enriched bloodstream and not from oxygen's direct contact from the skin. Most patients will feel no differently than they would at home in their beds. They can listen to music or watch TV, talk to family members, or simply take a nap.
Many of our patients require physical therapists as part of their care team. At Mountain States Rehabilitation, we have physical therapy programs specially designed to accommodate wound care patients.
Call 1-855-673-3376 for more information.