Wound & Hyperbaric
Wound and Hyperbaric-Great River Medical Center's physicians, nurses
and hyperbaric technicians are dedicated to developing a comprehensive
course of therapy to help heal your chronic, non-healing wound.
Difficult-to-heal wounds are an increasing problem worldwide. There are
many different types of wounds. Some are associated with diabetes complications
and others are related to vascular disorders, including pressure sores
and traumatic wounds. Healing these wounds can be frustrating and time-consuming.
At Wound and Hyperbaric-Great River Medical Center, we use sophisticated
approaches to wound healing and strive to remain current in new scientific
advances in wound care.
Your Treatment Program
On referral to the clinic, you will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination
to identify the type of wound you have. We also will work to understand
and deal with any underlying problems complicating the wound. As this
evaluation continues, we will begin a program that is tailored to your
needs and based on effective treatment options. When appropriate, our
physicians will ask other health care providers to help evaluate and treat
your wound. The goal is a treatment regimen that offers the fastest route
to wound healing. We are pleased to offer many of the latest technologies,
including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
After we have started treatment, you will visit the clinic regularly for
wound care. You will be told how to care for your wound between visits.
If you cannot care for your wound, we will help make arrangements to provide
you with proper care. It is important to remember that you are part of
our wound-healing team. Keeping appointments and following our instructions
at home are essential to your care plan.