Wound Healing Center
Knowing when to seek medical attention for a wound is key to treatment. In fact, several diseases lead to chronic wounds that are hard to heal, and without quick treatment can be difficult to treat, or can even lead to amputation. Floyd Memorial’s Wound Healing Center is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of wounds, both acute and chronic, using the latest techniques for healing and preservation of limbs while minimizing reoccurrence.
The Center offers a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of physicians and wound care specialists. The team specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and includes experts in:
- Infectious disease
- Plastic surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Physical medicine
- Interventional Radiology
Along with more traditional treatment options, the Center offers adjunctive therapies including bio engineered skin substitutes, wound vacuum systems, maggot debridement therapy (MDT) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT is simple but effective treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurize chamber and the Center currently offers three treatment chambers.
Indications that a wound needs medical attention:
- Worsening redness around the edges
- Red streaks
- Increase in pain or swelling
- Unpleasant odor, drainage or lack of response to topical antibiotics
- Any wound that doesn’t heal within a week.
For more information on Floyd Memorial’s Wound Healing Center, call 812-949-7964.