Wounds that are slow to heal, heal only partially, or don't heal at all, put you at greater risk for complications that can become serious. Left untreated, slow-to-heal wounds, called chronic wounds, can lead to severe infections and even disability.Any wound that fails to get better after 30 days with routine care, such as regularly changing sterile dressings, may need specialized care. Other warning signs are wounds that are warm, swollen, smelly, or oozing.
In addition to wound care, we also treat patients with peripheral edema, peripheral arterial disease, and lymphedema.
All body tissue needs oxygen to function correctly. But chronic wounds need more oxygen than normal to promote healing. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, your treatment takes place inside a pressurized tube or room that is filled with pure oxygen. Breathing normally, your lungs absorb highly concentrated oxygen that your blood carries throughout your body. The additional oxygen is proven to help your body repair damaged tissue.Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is offered at UMMC Grenada for complex conditions such as:
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