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Wound Healing

Our body is designed to heal wounds naturally, but sometimes it takes longer than it should. When a wound isn't healing on its own, it's time for additional support to speed up healing and reduce pain.

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Wound, heal thyself

Our bodies sense when we are hurt and begin the process of repairing damage while we go about our daily lives. Most of the time we don't even notice.

When wounds don't heal on their own, cause discomfort or disrupt sleep, it may be time to talk to a specialist. Many factors can slow down your body's healing process like age, weight, nutrition and underlying medical conditions like diabetes or obesity.

You can count on us to get the root cause of your wound and speed up the healing process.

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If you're having trouble with wounds that won't seem to heal, our team of specialists is here to help. We're highly skilled in treating all kinds of non-healing wounds, including:

Diabetic foot ulcers
Infected wounds
Necrotizing infections
Pyoderma gangrenosum
Radiation injuries
Surgical and pressure related wounds
Venous stasis


We'll work closely with your doctor and other specialists to determine the cause of your wound and create a personalized treatment plan to help you feel better and get back to the activities you enjoy.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Bioengineered tissue alternatives
  • Compression therapy
  • Debridement
  • Diabetic and nutritional education
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Infectious disease management
  • Offloading
  • Pneumatic compression
  • Skin substitutes and grafts
  • Specialized Wound Therapy
  • Specialty dressings/wraps
  • Topical medications
  • Total contact casting
  • Vascular assessments
  • Weekly or serial removal of damaged tissue

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses high levels of pressurized oxygen to kick-start your body's natural healing process. It is a simple, painless and non-invasive treatment where you breathe 100% pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, increasing the amount of oxygen in your blood to promote healing.

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