Wound Care Center

 

The Need for Wound Care

 

Millions of American’s have trouble with chronic wounds that are slow or unable to heal properly. Many of their challenges include age, poor circulation, diabetes, compromised immune system and arterial disease. In fact, nearly 1.8 million people will suffer from a diabetes-related problem wound.

 

Other chronic or slow-healing wounds include:

  • Surgical wounds
  • Trauma wounds
  • Vascular ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers  

About HMH Wound Care Center

 

The HMH Wound Care Center is an outpatient program focused on treating slow-healing or non-healing wounds, using hyperbaric therapy when needed. The program provides the most advanced therapies and the latest clinical modalities to treat problem wounds.

 

These therapies include:

  • Infectious disease management
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Nutritional management
  • Pain management
  • Diabetic education
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiology
  • Debridement
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

For up to 16% of slow-healing wounds, HMH utilizes Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a procedure in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber. This delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the blood stream and the wound, accelerating the healing process.

 

The HMH Wound Care Center is under the medical direction of Dr. Yelin along with a RN Clinical Coordinator, LVN, Hyperbaric Technician, and administrative support staff. Patients are often referred by their primary care physician or they can self-refer.

 

Read a Wound Care Case Study

 

Dr. Jason Forbes and Dermagraft® published a case study for successful wound treatment of a difficult to heal wound.  Read more.

 

For more information, contact the HMH Wound Care Center at:

 

HMH Wound Care Center

116C Medical Park Lane

Huntsville, TX 77340

(936) 439-1400

 

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