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Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine 

Care for Chronic WoundsCrozer-Keystone offers wound healing and hyperbaric medicine services with an advanced, multidisciplinary approach to healing chronic wounds associated with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, autoimmune disease and other conditions.

Our multidisciplinary teams of wound care and hyperbaric medicine specialists provide individual evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for each patient, as well as education to enhance the treatment outcome and prevent recurrence. The team includes vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, podiatrists and associated healthcare professionals to provide a full range wound care services.

What is Wound Care?

It is estimated that nearly seven million Americans suffer from chronic wounds associated with conditions such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and autoimmune disease. Treatment by clinicians who are specially trained in wound care can help speed up the healing process, prevent recurrence and improve quality of life.

The following conditions can benefit from comprehensive wound care:

  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Vasculitic Ulcers
  • Non-Healing Surgical Wounds
  • Complex Soft Tissue Wounds
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Infected Wounds

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive treatment for chronic wounds. The patient lies on a comfortable mattress inside a pressurized chamber, relaxes and breathes 100 percent oxygen that dissolves in the blood. This allows blood to carry more oxygen to organs and tissues to stimulate the healing process. A treatment session lasts approximately two hours. HBOT is a safe procedure with few side effects—the most common are fatigue, lightheadedness and headache.

Hyperbaric MedicinePeople who can benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy include those with the following conditions:

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Compromised Skin Graft/Flap
  • Actinomycosis
  • Necrotizing Infections
  • Clostridial Myonecrosis
  • Non-Healing Ulcers due to Arterial Insufficiency
  • Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Gas Embolism

Outpatient Ostomy Services

Crozer-Keystone offers outpatient services for patients with ostomy management and skin issues. A team of specially trained wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) nurses assists patients in need of specialized care for stoma and peristomal complications and product concerns.