Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Crozer-Keystone offers wound healing and hyperbaric medicine services with an advanced, multidisciplinary approach to healing chronic wounds associated with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, autoimmune disease and other conditions.
Our multidisciplinary teams of wound care and hyperbaric medicine specialists provide individual evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for each patient, as well as education to enhance the treatment outcome and prevent recurrence. The team includes vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, podiatrists and associated healthcare professionals to provide a full range wound care services.
Crozer-Keystone has two Centers for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine located in Delaware County that provide outpatient traditional wound care and hyperbaric treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is wound care and why is it important?
It is estimated that nearly seven million Americans suffer from chronic wounds associated with conditions such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and autoimmune disease. Treatment by clinicians who are specially trained in wound care can help speed up the healing process, prevent recurrence and improve quality of life.
What conditions can benefit from comprehensive wound care?
- Diabetic Wounds
- Pressure Ulcers
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Vasculitic Ulcers
- Non-Healing Surgical Wounds
- Complex Soft Tissue Wounds
- Traumatic Wounds
- Infected Wounds
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive treatment for chronic wounds. The patient lies on a comfortable mattress inside a pressurized chamber, relaxes and breathes 100 percent oxygen that dissolves in the blood. This allows blood to carry more oxygen to organs and tissues to stimulate the healing process. A treatment session lasts approximately two hours. HBOT is a safe procedure with few side effects—the most common are fatigue, lightheadedness and headache.
Who can benefit from HBOT?
People who can benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy include those with the following conditions:
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Refractory Osteomyelitis
- Compromised Skin Graft/Flap
- Necrotizing Infections
- Clostridial Myonecrosis
- Non-Healing Ulcers due to Arterial Insufficiency
- Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Gas Embolism