Singing River Health System’s Wound Care Center Treatments
Various treatment options are available for different types of hard-to-heal wounds. Below are just some of the treatment methods we use at our Wound Care Centers at our two locations on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
We offer modern, state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers to treat complex, difficult to heal wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe, medically prescribed treatment. The body uses oxygen when it heals injuries, so putting a patient in a hyperbaric room helps concentrated oxygen enter the bloodstream. This directs more oxygen to wounds to enhance the healing process.
During the treatment, patients lie down in comfortable, climate-controlled, transparent chambers. They may sleep, watch television, listen to music, or even watch a movie. Caregivers are in constant communication with patients during treatments, which last approximately two hours and are given once or twice daily, based on the physician’s orders.
Wound Debridement is a technique that involves the medical removal of dead tissue.
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
For wounds with excess fluid, we use negative pressure wound therapy to vacuum out the excess fluid and to allow blood flow to return to the tissue.
In circumstances when skin tissue has been removed and will not grow back normally, we bioengineer skin grafts from the patient’s host cells in order to promote new skin growth.
- Pulsed lavage / whirlpool
- Electrical stimulation
- Antibacterial and compression dressings
- Coordinated surgical intervention
- Nutritional assessments
- Diabetic education
- Splints and protective shoe wear
Make an Appointment
Do you have a wound that is taking longer than three weeks to heal? Read more about making a first appointment at one of Singing River Health System’s Wound Care Centers.