Walthall General Hospital Wound Healing Center
Providing Hope for Healing
The Wound Healing Center specializes in the treatment and management of complex problem wounds, including:
• Diabetic foot or leg ulcers
• Lower leg ulcers due to poor circulation
• Chronic soft tissue infections
• Chronic bone infections
• Radiation tissue damage
• Preservation of skin grafts/flaps
• Crush injuries
• Conditions that could lead to amputation if not aggressively treated and properly managed
Treating the Whole Person, Not Just the Wound
Problem wounds rarely result from a single cause. Our medical team treats the whole person, not just the wound. A treatment plan is tailored to meet your specific needs in close collaboration with your primary care physician and/or referring physician. Strong emphasis is placed on patient education and proper nutrition, with the goal of preventing the wound from reoccurring and reducing the likelihood of future problems.
• Management of difficult to heal acute and chronic wounds
• Specialized wound dressings
• Negative Pressure therapy
• Diabetic and pressure ulcer management
• Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
• Contact casting
• Wound infection management
• Nutrition counseling, education and prevention
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
One of the most successful and sought-after treatments in wound healing is Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBO). HBO increases oxygen in the patient’s blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma and into the wounds to heal them. Patients requiring HBO may be sent to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg for treatment. The patient receives treatment in a HBO chamber, which delivers 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. Medical science has shown that this provides elevated systemic levels of oxygen to enhance the body’s ability to heal. Though each patient responds differently to the therapy, the average patient will receive 20 - 40 HBO treatments to heal a problem wound. Your doctor will determine whether HBO is an appropriate part of your treatment plan.
Proven Success in a Caring and Supportive Environment
Walthall General Hospital’s Wound Healing Center is staffed with a unique team of doctors, nurses and techs who are especially successful at caring for people whose open sores have resisted traditional treatment, with a success rate of 90 percent healed in 12 - 16 weeks!
You do not need a referral from a doctor to receive treatment at the Wound Healing Center. New patient appointments can generally be made within 1 – 3 days. To make an appointment, call 601-876-0740.
How to Find Us
The Wound Healing Center is located across the parking lot from the rear entrance of Walthall General Hospital. Please stop at the front entrance of the hospital, and go inside to check-in for your appointment before you drive back to the Wound Healing Center.