Wound Healing Center

Wound Healing Center at CAMC

Every wound has a unique set of circumstances. The CAMC Wound Healing Center is equipped and staffed to address them all, with most treatments covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans. We are skilled at caring for people whose open sores have resisted traditional treatment, and offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) in addition to other wound care treatments. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You may need wound care treatment if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Arterial disease
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Edema
  • Ischemia
  • Malignancy
  • Necrotic debris
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Radiation destruction
  • Soft tissue infection
  • Venous disease

Conditions treated at the Wound Healing Center include:

  • Wounds more than 30 days old with failed treatments/therapies
  • Foot ulcers associated with diabetes
  • Lower leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Gangrene
  • Skin tears and lacerations
  • Radiation burns
  • Post-operative infected wounds
  • Slow or non-healing surgical wounds
  • Brown Recluse spider bite

We are in constant communication with your doctor throughout your care for healing a wound. Once your wound is healed, you will return to your personal doctor for follow-up care, and continue with him/her for any related ailments like diabetes and hypertension.

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.

You may need wound care treatment if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Actinomycosis
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Crush injuries and suture (reattachment) of severed limbs
  • Diabetic foot
  • Gas gangrene
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Preparation and preservation of compromised skin grafts
  • Progressive necrotizing infection

For more information, call (304) 388-7040.