Wound Care

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Do you have a wound that is slow to heal?

If you have a wound, our staff will evaluate, educate and support you!

The FMH Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine is a team of specialized physicians, wound nurses/therapist and support staff who together provide:

  • Full medical evaluation to identify what is causing the wound and why it isn’t healing
  • Teach you and your family or caregivers how to care for the wound & prevent recurrence
  • Coordinate all diagnostic testing, specialty wound care treatments, home health needs, referrals and any other needs to help you heal.

How do I tell if I need hyperbaric oxygen?

If you have a history of a nonhealing wound, or a history of radiation therapy in the past with the onset of unusual physical symptoms currently, talk with your doctor about a referral to the FMH Center for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. Our physicians can evaluate you for hyperbaric oxygen therapy to see if you are a candidate.

What conditions does Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy treat?

Some of conditions that are treated with hyperbaric oxygen include:

  • Diabetic Foot ulcers
  • Chronic Bone Infections (Osteomyelitis)
  • Failing surgical flaps and skin grafts
  • Soft Tissue Radiation Injury (bleeding in the bowel or bladder, as a side effect of radiation therapy)
  • Radiation injury to the jaw
  • Necrotizing or Severe soft tissue infections
  • Hard to heal wounds caused by certain medical conditions

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is a form of medical treatment where patients breathe in 100% oxygen, while being in a pressurized environment. Many hard-to-heal wounds have a very poor oxygen supply, because of poor circulation, infection or chronic inflammation. Hyperbaric oxygen floods the oxygen starved tissues with high concentrations of healing oxygen, which “turns on” on the worker cells required to heal the wound. Hyperbaric oxygen helps to fight infection, grow connective tissue and blood vessels, and reduce inflammation. All of this translates to accelerated wound healing.

Do you have leg swelling that won’t go away?

The staff in our Center can help determine the cause and help set up a treatment plan to help you!

Frequent Types of Wounds

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Circulation wounds (lymphedema, vein disease, peripheral arterial disease)
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds and mild to moderate burns
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Wounds from unknown causes
  • Ostomy/urostomy/ileostomy care

Our Specialists

Our multidisciplinary team includes

  • Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine specialist
  • Vascular specialists
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Podiatrists specializing in complicated foot wounds
  • General surgery