Wound Healing Center
Providing Hope for Healing
The Wound Healing Center at Forrest General Hospital 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
- 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.
Treatments offered at the Wound Healing Center include:
- Management of difficult to heal acute and chronic wounds.
- Specialized wound dressings
- Contact casting
- Negative pressure therapy
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Diabetic and pressure ulcer management
- Wound infection management
- Nutrition counseling, education and prevention
Proven Success in a Caring and Supportive Environment
Forrest General'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!
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 patients blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma and into the wounds to heal them. 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.
How to Find Us
The Wound Healing Center is located on the first floor of Forrest General, near the outpatient entrance. Parking is available in the parking garage on the corner of 28th Avenue and Adeline. Park on the first level of the garage, enter through the Park Avenue Lobby and proceed to Outpatient Registration for your appointment.
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