Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment that increases the amount of oxygen blood cells can carry. It has been used for more than 70 years to improve healing in tissues deprived of oxygen. Studies show it significantly improves healing for some types of chronic wounds.

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Diabetic Wounds and Foot Ulcers

Diabetes is a chronic disease. It requires medical attention. The patient must also manage the disease. You may get a wound that may not heal. A wound may not heal from infection, poor blood flow and problem with nerves. These symptoms take time to notice.

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that affects 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 60, and can result in delayed wound healing and greater risk for limb loss.

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Foot Wounds

Foot Wounds

An estimated 8.2 million Americans are living with a chronic or non-healing wound. The longer a chronic wound goes without proper treatment, the greater the risk of infection, hospitalization and amputation.

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Controlling Swelling with Compression Stockings

What are compression stockings? Compression stockings are made to help control swelling in the feet, ankles and lower legs. Benefits of compression stockings include helping to squeeze these areas to prevent the buildup of fluid in the tissue. This buildup of fluid can be very painful. There are many different levels of compression in these…

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Skin Care and Wound Healing

Skin Care Do’s and Don’ts   Do’s Check your skin daily for dryness, cracks, sores, bruises, reddened areas, and blisters. Have someone help you or check for you if you are unable to do it yourself. Treat the skin gently without stretching, tugging or pulling on it unnecessarily. Cleanse the skin with a mild, pH-balanced…

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Radiation Related Injuries

After surviving cancer, many patients who received radiation therapy have underlying complications that may not cause symptoms for up to 20 years after their treatment.

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Controlling Swelling with Multi-layered Compression Wraps

Multi-layered compression wraps are made to reduce and control the swelling, or edema, in your legs and keep it from coming back. They are made of different materials and may be two, three or four layers. Your doctor will decide which one is best for you. Usually, compression wraps for edema stay on for a…

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Skin Perfusion Pressure Test

Your physician has suggested you have a test to assess the small blood vessels in your feet and legs. There are two different tests that can do this; Skin Perfusion Pressure Test (SPP) and Transcutaneous Oximetry Test (TcPO2).

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Pressure Ulcers

A pressure ulcer is an injury to the skin and the tissue below it. It forms when the skin is pressed against a bone. It’s caused by pressure, rubbing or friction.

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