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IASIS Health Fix: Wound care – How specialized medical treatment can improve healing

Posted at 3:08 PM, Apr 27, 2017

Wound healing is a natural part of life. For most people, wounds can heal on their own without medical treatment. However, in complex, hard-to-heal wounds, specialized treatment may be necessary. At the Hyperbaric & Wound Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center, trained specialists follow a multidisciplinary and personalized approach to complicated wound healing.

Wound Care Treatments

  • Debridement
  • Bioengineered human tissue grafting
  • Non-invasive vascular evaluation and limb/surgical site vascular mapping
  • Compression therapy
  • Negative pressure wound healing
  • IV antibiotic therapy
  • Wound prevention counseling
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Family and caregiver support

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. The increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gasses and tissue function, which promotes tissue repair and helps the body fight infections.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Arterial gas embolism (bubbles of air in blood vessels)
  • Decompression sickness (bends)
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Gangrene
  • Skin/bone infection that causes tissue death
  • Burns
  • Skin grafts
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Wounds that refuse to heal