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Wound Healing

Comprehensive Care for Complex, Non–Healing Wounds

The Parkland Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine provides comprehensive, specialized care for chronic, non–healing wounds. Our advanced technology includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which stimulates wound healing and the growth of healthy tissues without the need for surgery.

You’ll benefit from the combined expertise and collaboration of physicians trained in wound care and hyperbaric therapy and certified wound care nurses. We also partner with Healogics, a leader in evidence–based clinical wound healing care that’s affiliated with more than 500 hospitals nationwide. In March 2014, Healogics awarded the Parkland Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine with a Center of Distinction Award. The award is a result of outstanding clinical and quality outcomes for twelve consecutive months.

Our multidisciplinary approach to wound care promotes faster recovery, less hospitalization, prevention of prolonged or permanent disability and a high healing rate for complicated wounds. With an exceptional success rate of 92% for those who complete the program, Parkland provides life–changing care to our patients.

Conditions Requiring Wound Healing Care

While most wounds heal quickly on their own, some types of wounds require additional treatment. The Parkland Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine defines chronic, non–healing wounds as those that don’t respond to normal medical care within 30 days.

We treat a wide range of chronic, recurrent, non–healing and acute wounds stemming from:

  • Vascular disease
  • Diabetes or other metabolic disorders
  • Bone or soft tissue infection (venous or arterial)
  • Crush injuries
  • Complex medical and surgical conditions
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Radiation injury
  • Immunosuppression
  • Thermal burns
  • Malnutrition
  • Arterial disease

Patient–Centered Wound Treatment

If you’re dealing with a non–healing wound, our dedicated wound care team will work with you and your physician to evaluate your condition and create a customized treatment plan, communicating and coordinating each step in the process. For most patients, treatment involves weekly visits for approximately two months. During each visit, the patient works with the same team members, building a warm and caring relationship that greatly enhances the healing process and encourages completion of the program.

Our new 4000–square–foot facility features two hyperbaric oxygen chambers and four treatment rooms. Treatment approaches may include vascular surgery, radiology, skin grafting, infection control, compression therapy, protective devices and hyperbaric medicine, supported by pharmacy, pain management, nutrition and rehabilitation services, as well as home healthcare and social services. Our highly trained nurses provide education about wound care, nutrition, exercise and prevention. We also stress communication and follow–up with your primary care physician to prevent future chronic wounds.

Our intensive, specialized diabetic foot care program includes education, testing and prevention to detect concerns early, promote healing and maintain long–term foot and leg health. Learn more about diabetes care at Parkland Medical Center.