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Wound Healing Services

Types of Chronic Wounds

Some examples of chronic wounds include:

  • Bone infections
  • External ulcers
  • Wounds caused by injury
  • Complications arising from surgery
  • Tissue damage caused by radiation
  • Oral wounds
  • Venous stasis
  • Skin conditions / disorders
  • Wound infections
  • Crush injuries
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Skin flaps / grafts

The prevalence of chronic wounds is steadily rising in the United States, forming a growing health concern. Across the nation, millions of patients are grappling with chronic wounds, and alarming statistics indicate that over two million Americans will encounter venous ulcers at some point in their lives. This increase in chronic wounds can be attributed to factors like longer lifespans, obesity, and the prevalence of diabetes.

Diabetes and Its Impact on Chronic Wounds

Currently, around 11% of the US population, totaling 37 million individuals, are living with diabetes. Diabetes amplifies the risk of developing chronic wounds, particularly foot ulcers. Those afflicted with diabetes face a 10-fold higher likelihood of requiring amputation, with approximately 700,000 diabetes-related amputations occurring annually.

Enhancing Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Mary Washington Healthcare offers an advanced wound healing approach through hyperbaric oxygen treatment. This innovative method harnesses the healing properties of oxygen to promote wound recovery. Patients enter a pressurized chamber where oxygen is swiftly infused into their bloodstream, accelerating the body's natural healing process.

What to Expect

Your initial visit to the center will involve a consultation and examination. After this, you'll be prepared to commence your therapy sessions. When you arrive for therapy, clear instructions about your treatment will be provided.

Remember to bring your insurance card and physician's treatment order. To expedite your visit, consider completing the required forms before your arrival by printing and filling them out.

  1. Patient Contract
  2. Health Decision Form
  3. Patient History Form
  4. Consent for Treatment
  5. Universal Medication Form
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