Chronic, non-healing wounds, those that haven’t shown signs of improvement in several weeks or are not responding to typical treatments, need extra help to heal. Difficult wounds of this type are often caused by injury, disease or poor blood supply. Jennersville Hospital provides specialized treatment for these types of wounds.
Jennersville Hospital's Center for Wound Healing uses a multidisciplinary approach and our staff is dedicated to helping patients achieve optimal outcomes regardless of the underlying cause. The Center uses science-based treatments for acute and chronic wounds, including:
- Acute wounds, caused by trauma and/or second or third degree burns.
- Chronic wounds, including diabetic ulcers that usually occur on the feet or legs as a result of poor arterial circulation and nerve damage.
- Venous stasis ulcers, the most common type of leg ulcer, caused by poor venous circulation (venous insufficiency).
- Pressure ulcers, usually caused by unrelieved pressure and generally found over a bony prominence.
- Arterial ulcers, usually resulting from poor circulation or arteriosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries. These ulcers can be painful and usually occur on the toes or feet
The Center for Wound Healing also offers Hyperbaric Medicine for chronic, non-healing wounds and is located in the Medical Office Building, Suite 206.
The hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chamber resembles a comfortable reclining bed encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in diameter. While inside the chamber, patients can listen to music or watch m...