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Advanced Care for Chronic Wounds

Most wounds heal quickly and can be treated by your primary care physician. However, when a wound takes weeks or longer to heal, you need the advanced, specialized care provided by the Wound & Hyperbaric Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital. Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes general, vascular, and podiatric surgeons, plastic reconstructive orthopedic surgeons, and infectious disease specialists. With the support of registered nurses and certified hyperbaric technologists, our advanced wound care team is dedicated to helping chronic wounds heal where traditional methods have failed.

Non-healing wounds may be caused by a wide range of conditions, so our specialists work together with your primary care physician to quickly diagnose your condition and create an individualized treatment plan for healing. Our treatments include advanced diagnostic testing, debridement, advanced wound dressing technology, negative pressure therapy, and many other techniques and technologies.

Chronic wounds, particularly wounds of the foot, can be a serious complication of diabetes, and our team helps at-risk diabetic patients control and manage their wounds. Diabetes often leads to poor circulation and nerve damage (neuropathy), which can lead to a wide range of foot problems, including foot ulcers and wounds that refuse to heal. Left untreated, these wounds can cause severe infections and may even result in amputation. Together with the experts of our related Amputation Prevention Center, the Wound & Hyperbaric Center team offers a complete range of individualized patient education and treatment plans designed to help diabetic patients overcome their long-term foot problems.

We also offer hyperbaric oxygen treatment for wound management. Our advanced chambers provide pure 100% oxygen with pressure, which increases the oxygen content of blood reaching the wound tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps the healing process, combats infection, and may be given in conjunction with other treatments such as antibiotics and surgery.

Among the conditions treated at the Wound & Hyperbaric Center are:

  • pressure ulcers
  • venous stasis ulcers
  • diabetic ulcers
  • arterial ulcers
  • trauma wounds / crush injuries
  • burns
  • complex soft tissue wounds
  • compromised skin grafts
  • radiation tissue damage
  • gangrene
  • osteomyelitis (bone infections)
  • soft tissue infections
  • osteoradionecrosis
  • problematic surgical wounds

We offer the following wound care treatments:

  • vascular testing
  • surgical intervention
  • antibiotic therapy
  • specialized dressings
  • nutritional counseling
  • pressure relief
  • compression therapy
  • protective footwear
  • negative pressure wound therapy
  • diabetes education
  • many other advanced treatments.

We are committed to advanced wound care and improving patient health so chronic problems do not recur. Our comprehensive program includes ongoing patient education and support in nutrition, infection and underlying health conditions to prevent and minimize the severity of wounds.

You don't have to live with your wounds. Contact us at 818.902.3908 to learn more.

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