Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy2018-09-07T15:17:20+00:00

Although people want to believe that time heals all wounds, unfortunately that isn’t always true. Many wounds may require specialized, individual treatment plans and can be clinically complex due to the patient’s particular health conditions.

This is the kind of care patients receive at our Wound Care Center.

The Wound Center is a regional referral center for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). The center provides inpatient and outpatient care for the treatment of a wide range of acute, chronic and non-healing wounds including:

Wounds from traumatic injuries | Open and chronic wounds | Inpatient and outpatient burns | Venous stasis ulcers | Necrotizing infections | Diabetic wounds, including foot ulcers

Problems like these are never the result of just one cause. That’s why, at the Wound Care Center, we treat the whole person rather than an isolated wound. We look at all aspects of the patient including the physical, mental and social factors. After the initial assessment – and in cooperation with your referring physician – we develop a treatment plan.


World-Class Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Regional One Health’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber is accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and is the only multi-place chamber in Tennessee, accommodating up to 12 patients at one time.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy allows wounds to heal more effectively. Hyperbaric – or pressurized – oxygen encourages the growth of blood vessels in wounds. The increase of white blood cells fights infection in the wound and promotes healing.


The 14 accepted indications for HBOT are:

• Air or Gas Embolism
• Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
• Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
• Decompression Sickness
• Arterial Insufficiencies
• Severe Anemia
• Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias

• Intracranial Abscess
• Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
• Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
• Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
• Compromised Grafts and Flaps
• Acute Thermal Burn Injury
• Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

To schedule a wound care or hyperbaric oxygen therapy appointment, call 901-545-8999.


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