Wound Healing & Limb Preservation

At the Wound Healing Center, you’ll receive specialized outpatient wound care customized to your specific needs, such as:

  • Wound debridement
  • Wound dressings
  • Vacuum-assisted closure

We also offer our service area’s only hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a treatment that successfully aids in the healing process. It surrounds you with 100 percent oxygen at higher-than-normal atmospheric pressure, which increases the amount of oxygen in your blood and allows red blood cells to pass more easily into the wound to heal it from the inside out.

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you relax on a bed inside a large see-through plastic shell. You can watch movies on a television mounted above the chamber while hearing the movies and conversing with others outside the chamber through a speaker system. The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on your eardrums (similar to the feeling in your ears when a plane lands).

You may benefit from treatment at our Wound Healing Center if you have any of the following:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers

Other conditions that may call for treatment are infections, compromised skin grafts, and flaps and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days.

Limb Preservation Program

The Limb Preservation Program care team includes a wound care specialist, vascular specialists, a podiatrist, a plastic surgeon, an endocrinologist, general surgeons and radiologists. Other members of the care team include a dietitian, pharmacist, and physical and occupational therapists. They work together to manage all medical conditions that impact the ability to maintain the health of the limb.

Treatment options include:

  • Wound care/hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Revascularization through minimally invasive procedures
  • Reconstructive surgical intervention
  • Wound debridement
  • Bioengineered tissue and substitutes
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Growth factor therapies
  • Advanced dressings and wraps
  • Pressure off-loading strategies

Referrals to the Limb Preservation Program can be made by physicians or patients when any of the following apply:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Skin tears
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Radiation wounds
  • Burns
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Any wound that has not shown signs of improvement in 30 days

To find a wound care physician, please go to our Physician Finder page.

For an appointment, please call (859) 239-1470.

Location: 

  • 217 South Third Street, Danville
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