Missouri Delta Wound & Hyperbaric Center
Most wounds, minor cuts and scratches heal on the own within two weeks. Sometimes a wound stays open longer due to blood flow problems, infection, diabetes or poor nutrition. The specially trained clinical team at Missouri Delta Wound & Hyperbaric Center can help those wounds that just won’t heal on their own.
Some of the techniques include:
- Advanced Wound Dressings
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy-promotes wound healing by applying a vacuum through a special sealed dressing. The continued vacuum draws out fluid from the wound and increases blood flow to the area. Typically, the dressing is changed three times per week.
- Bioengineered Tissue – accelerates wound healing by introducing living cells to re-establish the conditions needed for wound repair.
- Debridements- the medical removal of unhealthy, damaged or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue.
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) -the use of oxygen under pressure. The use of oxygen under pressure can assist in healing wounds that are considered hypoxic or ischemic, such as diabetic wounds, venous stasis ulcers, failing graft and flaps, necrotizing soft tissue infections and refractory osteomyelitis.
- Total Contact Casting- a method used to treat wounds on the feet by fitting a non-removable cast around the affected leg. The whole cast is in contact with the foot and part of the leg. The cast is usually made of fiberglass or plaster and is designed to protect the ulcer and allow wound healing. Total contact casts relieve pressure on the affected foot, which enhances healing by taking pressure off the wound and the other areas of the foot most prone to injury.
- Patent and Family Education – Patients, families and caregivers are taught how to care for their wounds at home to facilitate in achieving faster and more successful healing.