Wound Care

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An introduction to hyperbaric oxygen

Many patients referred to GHS’ Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center may require hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)​ treatments. What is HBO? Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment that delivers a high concentration of oxygen to the bloodstream, which helps increase the body’s own natural wound healing ability. Wounds need oxygen to heal properly, and exposing a...
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What is a wound care center?

I hear from many patients that come to see us in the GHS Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center for the first time, “I never knew you guys existed!” Not many people know our specialty exists until a provider directs them to us. At our center, we provide individualized care for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are...
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How heart health affects wound healing

Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. The cost to treat these wounds exceeds $50 billion annually. While there are several factors that can affect wound healing, heart health is one...
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