Treating Chronic Wounds
There are many different types of chronic wounds, or wounds that donít heal through conventional treatment methods. Some wounds are associated with complications from diabetes or other vascular-related disorders. Others can be caused by pressure (often referred to as bedsores) or trauma.
For chronic wound sufferers, the healing process can be long and frustrating. The Penn Wound Care Center uses the most up-to-date approaches to aid the healing process.
A Customized Treatment Plan
During the first appointment at the Penn Wound Care Center, patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound and underlying causes. An individually tailored treatment plan is then developed and may include:
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
- Shoe modification and/or bracing
Penn Hyperbaric Medicine
The Penn Wound Care Center works closely with Penn Hyperbaric Medicine. Many patients with chronic wounds benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a treatment that promotes accelerated healing. Learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
In addition to regular visits, patients receive instruction for wound care at home to avoid complications and promote healing.