Knowing when to seek medical attention for a wound is key to treatment. In fact, several diseases lead to chronic wounds that are hard to heal, and without quick treatment can be difficult to treat, or can even lead to amputation. The Baptist Health Floyd Wound Care Center is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of wounds, both acute and chronic, using the latest techniques for healing and preservation of limbs while minimizing reoccurrence.
The Center offers a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of physicians and wound care specialists. The team specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and includes experts in:
- Infectious disease
- Plastic surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Physical medicine
- Interventional Radiology
- Family medicine
Along with more traditional treatment options, the Wound Care Center offers adjunctive therapies including bio engineered skin substitutes, wound vacuum systems, maggot debridement therapy (MDT) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT is a simple but effective treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber, and we currently offer three treatment chambers.
Indications that a wound needs medical attention:
- Worsening redness around the edges
- Red streaks
- Increase in pain or swelling
- Unpleasant odor, drainage or lack of response to topical antibiotics
- Any wound that doesn’t respond to traditional therapy within 30 days
For more information on the Baptist Health Floyd Wound Care Center, call 812-949-7964.
To watch a Healogics video explaining HBO therapy, click here.