Wound Care

Wound Care in Frederick, Maryland

FMH Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Slow-healing wounds are often concerning and can require special care. Speak with a member of our team at the Wound Center located in the Frederick Regional Health System. Our team of wound nurses, therapists, and physicians work with our dedicated support staff to provide expert care, education, evaluation, and support services at the Frederick Memorial Health (FMH) Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine.

Wound Care Services We Provide

When you get care through our wound care program, we will:

  • Evaluate the wound – A complete medical evaluation will uncover the cause of the wound and why it is slow to heal.
  • Education for wound care – We’ll provide you—as well as your family members, loved ones, and / or caregivers—with information and education regarding wound care and prevention.
  • Coordination of care – We coordinate all your medical needs related to the wound including testing, special treatments, referrals, home health care, and more.

Designated Wound Care Team

Our team at Frederick Regional Health System works together to provide excellent care for our patients. This includes the services offered by our wound care program. We take a multidisciplinary approach in order to ensure the best possible wound care.

The experts at the FMH Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine include:

  • Wound and hyperbaric medicine specialist
  • Vascular specialists
  • Plastic surgeons
  • General surgeons
  • Podiatrists specializing in complex foot wounds

Types of Wounds

Some examples of complex or serious wounds that we treat at Frederick Regional Health System include:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Circulation wounds including those involving lymphedema, peripheral arterial disease, and vein diseases
  • Ostomy / ileostomy care / urostomy
  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Mild to moderate burns
  • Pressure ulcers / bedsores

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Services

One of the services we provide is called hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). This advanced medical treatment for wound care involves breathing in 100% oxygen in a pressurized area. In many cases, slow healing can be at least partially attributed to lack of oxygen. A wound may be impacted by infection, inflammation, or poor circulation. HBO therapy provides the oxygen these tissues so desperately need in order to heal. This treatment stimulates the worker cells and accelerates the healing process by helping stave off infection, stimulate connective tissue and blood cell growth, and cut back inflammation.

Patients who are suffering from wounds that are not healing or who have undergone radiation therapy may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Many different types of wounds can be treated using this advanced process, including diabetic foot ulcers, chronic bone infections, failing surgical flaps / skin grafts, injuries caused by soft tissue radiation, necrotizing soft tissue infections, and more.

Visit Our Wound Care Facility Today

Ask your doctor about obtaining a referral to the FMH Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine. We can evaluate your injury to determine whether or not HBO therapy is a good option for you.

  • The FMH Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
    400 West Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701
    (240) 566-3840 I Fax: (240) 566-3890