Wound Clinic at PIONEERS
The Wound Clinic at Pioneers provides research-based best-clinical-practice care for a wide variety of wounds including diabetic wounds, spider bites, burns, surgical wounds and more.
Patients can self-refer or be referred by a physician to our center, which is an award-winning clinic that includes four exam rooms, plus a suite with three large, clear acrylic hyperbaric oxygen chambers, each with its own TV/DVD player for patients to use during treatment.
The completely transparent chambers allow patients to see and be seen.
About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy—the use of 100 percent oxygen under pressure to promote healing—works because it quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, accelerating the healing rate of wounds.
It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, which improve circulation.
Hyperbaric therapy is indicated for about 20 percent of wound care patients. The average course of treatment lasts for 25 consecutive days (excluding weekends).
Hyperbaric therapy is painless and does not require pain medication.
There are five primary diagnoses for which hyperbaric therapy is indicated in a wound care center setting including:
- Compromised skin grafts or flaps
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Ischemic wounds (insufficient blood flow to tissue)
- Radiation necrosis (caused by radiation therapy)
- Refractory Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)