Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center Slaton, Texas
Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center Slaton, Texas, Wounds are as a result of injuries or underlying medical conditions. Almost everyone will have a wound at one time in their life. Depending on the severity of your wound, it could take a very long period of time for the wound to totally heal.
Some people do have non-healing wounds. These are wounds that do not heal on time. A wound that has not healed within a period of four weeks is typically known as a non-healing wound.
Non-healing wounds can be a result of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes. Diabetes is the most common underlying cause of non-healing wounds. People with diabetes may have ulcers or wounds that are not healing. This is a serious condition that could lead to infections are even amputations if the wound is not treated on time. Non-healing wound is a serious condition that requires the medical care and treatment of a reputable and trusted wound care center.
At Southwest Regional wound care center, we provide excellent treatment and care for patients with wounds. No matter the severity or cause of your wound, we provide advanced treatments for non-healing wounds.
Southwest regional wound care center, is a pioneer in wound care and treatment. We provide a variety of efficient treatment options for wounds including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a treatment done to increase the amount of oxygen in your blood to promote healing. At Southwest Regional wound care center, we use hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of severe wounds.
We are known for professionalism and excellence. Our medical team are well trained and highly skilled in the management and treatment of wounds. We take care of each and every patient that comes into our clinic. We provide permanent and long-lasting treatments.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves placing you in a pressurized room or an oxygen chamber so that you can breathe 100% pure oxygen. The oxygen you breathe in is multiple times more than the normal oxygen content in the air. Your lungs will be able to accumulate more oxygen which would have been impossible breathing normal air.
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment helps to fight against bacteria and stimulate the release of stem cells and growth factors which facilitates healing process.
This is one of the many wound treatments and care we provide at Southwest regional wound care center. We are located at 2002 Oxford Ave, Lubbock, Texas. If you live in Slatan, Texas and you need our services, find your way to our clinic at 2002 Oxford Ave, Lubbock Texas. You can also book an appointment with us online via our website at southwestwoundcare.com.
Conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen treatment
There are different wound conditions that can be treated using hyperbaric oxygen therapy. If you have any of these conditions, we advise you to find your way to our clinic for proper treatment. These conditions include:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Severe burns
- Radiation wounds
- Wounds due to poor blood circulation
- Bone infections
- Severe anemia
- Arterial gas embolism
- Decompression sickness
- Brain abscess
- Skin infection that leads to death tissue in the skin
- Crushing injury
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Skin graft or flap at risk of death of tissue
- Sports injuries and more
How hyperbaric oxygen therapy is performed
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is performed as an outpatient procedure. A patient can go back home immediately after completing the procedure.
The therapy can be performed in two settings depending on the medical facility and the reason for treatment.
The settings are:
Individual hyperbaric oxygen unit
The individual hyperbaric oxygen unit is a unit designed for one person. It is an oxygen chamber where you will be made to lie down on a table that slides into a clear pressurized plastic tube. You will breathe in increased amount of oxygen inside the pressurized plastic tube.
Multi-person hyperbaric oxygen room
This is an oxygen room designed to accommodate several people. You may sit on a chair or lie on a bed in the oxygen room. A mask or clear hood will be placed over your head through which you will breathe in oxygen.
The air pressure during a hyperbaric oxygen therapy is multiple times the normal air pressure. You may feel a temporary feeling of fullness in the air when in the pressurized room. You can relieve this by swallowing saliva or yawning.
You may be required to take short breaks to breathe normal air so as to prevent oxygen poisoning. Taking short breaks also prevents the tissues in the body from accumulating excess oxygen.
The therapy may last for as more as 2 hours or as short as a few minutes depending on the nature of infection or condition. If your condition is very serious or highly deteriorating, you may be required to repeat the procedure again after a while.