Understanding Wound Care Basics

Have a wound that wont heal? We have a solution.

Our bodies are almost miraculous in their ability to self-heal, but what happens when the healing process isn't progressing? The Wound Care Center at the Medical Center of Plano can help. Our hyperbaric oxygen therapy can provide treatment for chronic wounds that have not shown signs of recovery for over 30 days.

What Stops a Wound from Healing?

Those who suffer from ill-functioning veins or poor circulation may struggle to self-heal. Patients with conditions that keep them immobile could also experience chronic or slow-healing wounds.

What Are Your Options?

Our Wound Care Center provides several treatment methods, including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and special shoes. We also offer education for patients who suffer from chronic wounds and need advisement on how to handle them on a day-to-day basis.

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

This treatment provides patients with three times the amount of oxygen they would normally get while in a pressurized chamber. The increased oxygen intake will reach your blood stream and encourage the release of extra stem cells that will speed up the healing process. With hyperbaric oxygen therapy, most wounds will decrease in swelling and infections.

What Should You Expect from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

This is a painless outpatient procedure. It typically lasts between one and two hours. Some patients report feeling dizzy after a treatment, but this feeling should pass. Depending on the state of your wound, your doctor may recommend anywhere between 3 to 30 sessions.

Learn more about wound care at the Medical Center of Plano from our website. Have more questions or need a physician referral? Call us at 1-855-665-TMCP.

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