Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Wounds can occur for many different reasons. Living with a wound that will not heal or having a wound when you have a chronic illness is frustrating, scary, and potentially, serious. A wound care management plan designed just for you can help improve your quality of life, promote healing, and help prevent complications.
The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine has a comprehensive team that will work together with you to heal your wounds. Dr. Lindsay Foust, DPM specializes in Podiatry and Wound care. Alycia Gibson, PA has over 10 years of experience in caring for patients with wounds. We also have a group of wound care nurses and hyperbaric technicians to help meet your needs.
Our Wound Care Team will do a thorough evaluation of your wound and develop a treatment plan just for you. We utilize the newest clinical tools in wound healing along with traditional practices to treat your specific condition which include:
- Specialized wound dressings
- Enzymatic and surgical debridement
- Compression therapy
- Multi-layer compression wraps
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Edema management
- Non-invasive vascular assessment
- Evaluation of seating surfaces
- Off-loading devices
- Total contact casting
- Maggot therapy
- Advanced wound care treatment
Types of Wounds
If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, paralysis or vascular issues, it is important to start wound treatments as soon as a wound occurs. Attempting to heal your wound at home with no medical care can delay your healing and lead to possible serious complications. Seek medical treatment as soon as your wound occurs.
Some of the wounds treated at the Wound Center include:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Pressure ulcers (bedsores)
- Vascular ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Other non-healing chronic wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Traumatic injuries
- Skin tears
An important piece of any wound care plan is patient education. Wound healing is affected by tobacco use, diabetes, circulation problems, edema, medications, chronic illnesses and nutrition. At your appointment you will be given instruction and information on how you can improve your healing potential.