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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

Chronic wounds are becoming an increasing epidemic in the United States. Millions of patients nationwide are already suffering from chronic wounds. Statistics reveal that more than two million Americans will experience venous ulcers in their lifetimes. Factors that influence the increase in chronic wounds include diabetes, longer lifespans, and obesity.

Diabetes & Chronic Wounds

Currently, approximately 8% of Americans, or 25 million people, suffer from diabetes. Diabetes increases your risk of developing chronic wounds, especially foot ulcers. Individuals who have diabetes are 10 times more likely to undergo an amputation. About 700,000 people with diabetes require amputation every year.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment at Mary Washington Healthcare

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is an advanced wound healing treatment that utilizes the healing properties of oxygen in wound management and recovery. The patient is directed to a pressurized chamber where oxygen is delivered to his / her bloodstream rapidly and in high volume. This helps to speed and facilitate the body’s natural self-healing process. Contact Mary Washington Healthcare to learn more about our hyperbaric oxygen chambers at the Fredericksburg Wound Healing Center.

What to Expect

The first visit is spent on an initial consultation and examination at the center. Once this visit is complete, you will be ready to begin your therapy. When you arrive for therapy, you will receive complete instructions regarding your treatment.

You must bring an insurance card and physician order for treatment. To help your visit go more quickly, please print off and complete the following forms before arriving.

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