Treating Chronic Wounds with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine is the only wound center in the state to be recognized as a Center of Distinction and a Center of Excellence for six consecutive years for continued excellence in wound healing. The Center combines compassionate, personalized care to treat chronic or non-healing wounds.
What is a chronic wound?
Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a chronic wound. A chronic wound is often associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, or immobility. Non-healing wounds lead to a poorer quality of life and, if left untreated, could lead to amputations.
Patients heal faster
Treatments like hyperbaric oxygen therapy, debridement, dressing selections, special shoes and patient education are offered to heal our patients so they can get back to their daily routines faster than with other options.
How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) work?
HBOT uses specially designed chambers to increase the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream, which then accelerates the body’s natural healing process. This is used to treat problematic, non-healing wounds.
HBOT helps heal the wound from the inside out. It is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, improving circulation, stimulating growth of new blood vessels, and treating crush injuries, and diabetic wounds of the lower extremities.
Are you a candidate for specialized wound care?
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, ask your physician about a referral to Frisbie Memorial’s Center for Wound Care, or contact the Center directly for an assessment. The Center will work with you and your doctor to deliver the following:
- An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments for your specific needs
- Assessment and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care specialists, including a case manager who will oversee every aspect of your treatment
- Education for you and your family to help healing happen at home, including materials and resources related to prevention, nutrition, hygiene, and more
- Ongoing communication and collaboration with you and your doctor so that you each remain informed about your progress
Frisbie Memorial Hospital
11 Whitehall Road
Rochester, NH 03867
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