Comprehensive care for complex and chronic wounds
The Comprehensive Wound & Vascular Center at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton offers four single-person hyperbaric chambers to promote healthy wound healing in our advanced outpatient facility.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO therapy) uses a clear, acrylic chamber that supplies 100% pure oxygen while increasing the atmospheric pressure by two to two and a half times that at sea level.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy enhances the body's natural healing by increasing the oxygen level of the tissue and stimulating new blood vessel growth and strengthening the immune system to kill bacteria in wounds.
What we treat
- Diabetic wounds in the foot/lower extremity
- Radiation-related wounds
- Chronic osteomyelitis (bone infections)
- Compromised skin grafts
- Peripheral arterial insufficiency
- Crush injuries of the extremities
- Necrotizing infections
The typical hyperbaric treatment lasts for approximately two hours. The number of treatments depends on the wound and can average between 30 and 60 treatments. Guests can watch DVDs or television during the treatment.
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO therapy)
- Wound dressings
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Bioengineered skin substitutes
- Pulsatile lavage
- Growth factors
- Total contact casting
- Compression therapy
- Support surface recommendations
- Transcutaneous oxygen testing
- Diabetic limb salvage
- Assistance with home healthcare coordination