Wound care treatments at CAMC are individualized to each patient. Once the patient’s wound is healed, they will return to their personal doctor for follow up care and any related conditions.
You may need wound care if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Arterial disease
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Necrotic debris
- Radiation destruction
- Soft tissue infection
- Venous disease
Conditions treated by the wound care team include:
- Wounds more than 30 days old with failed treatments/therapies
- Foot ulcers associated with diabetes
- Lower leg ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Skin tears and lacerations
- Radiation burns
- Post-operative infected wounds
- Slow or non-healing surgical wounds
- Brown Recluse spider bite
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBO, is a medical treatment that increases the amount of oxygen in the patient's blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them. HBO chambers surround patients with 100% oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. People with certain medical conditions benefit from increased levels of oxygen. Examples are: people with diabetes who have wounds that are slow to heal; people with wounds that have not shown improvement in four weeks; certain bone and skin infections; people with radiation injuries; and people with compromised or failing skin grafts or flaps.
Wound Care Specialists
CAMC’s wound care specialists work with your primary or referring physician to personalize your treatment and provide continuity of care.