You don’t have to live with non-healing wounds.

Roughly six million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Many are associated with complications from diabetes and related vascular disorders. Others are pressure sores or traumatic wounds. The Center for Wound Healing at Hancock Regional Hospital offers state-of-the-art wound care in a comfortable and convenient outpatient setting. If you have a chronic wound, talk to your doctor to find out whether the Center for Wound Healing can help.

Wound Care Needs

Wound Care Needs

You may need advanced wound care if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Burns
  • Crush injury or acute traumatic limb ischemia
  • Tissue damage from radiation therapy (radionecrosis or osteoradionecrosis)
  • Ulcers (pressure, diabetic, neuropathic, or ischemic)
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Inflamed blood vessels (vasculitis)
  • Skin irritations at or around stomas
  • Lumpy jaw (or other actinomycosis)
  • Flesh-eating bacteria (necrotizing fasciitis)
Treatment

Treatment of Non-Healing Wounds

Depending on type and severity, non-healing wounds may call for a range of treatments. The Center for Wound Healing considers what’s best for each patient. Treatments may include:

  • Patient education
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain management
  • Infectious disease management
  • Removal of dead tissue (debridement)
  • Nuclear medicine or radiology
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes wound healing by delivering 100 percent oxygen, under pressure, to the patient’s bloodstream. The treatment speeds the healing rate and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels to improve circulation. The Center for Wound Healing has two large hyperbaric oxygen chambers, each with its own TV/DVD and CD player so that patients can watch movies or listen to music during treatment. The completely transparent chambers allow patients to feel comfortable and be safely observed by center staff.

Getting Started
Getting Started

Prepare for Your Visit

To learn more about the Center for Wound Healing, call (317) 468-4920.

Preparing for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Because of the presence of pure oxygen, certain items are not allowed inside the hyperbaric chamber. Do not bring or wear the following to your treatment:

  • Makeup
  • Perfume/cologne/aftershave
  • Hairspray/hair oils
  • Wigs/hairpieces
  • Nail polish
  • Alcohol- or petroleum-based products
  • Cell phones/pagers
  • Metallic items (such as jewelry, titanium frame eyeglasses, keys, watches, coins)
  • Flammable materials or heat-producing items (heating pads, lighters, cigarettes)
  • Hearing aids
  • Food, gum, or candy

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