Healthcare Services and Programs

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy

If you have a wound that does not heal or improve in 30 days, it is typically considered non-healing. Using our extensive experience and evidence-based treatments, our team of experts at the OhioHealth wound care programs are committed to working with patients to create a comprehensive plan for wound healing.

It Takes a Team to Heal a Wound

You'll be assigned a team of experts that will be led by you and your primary care physician -- a team dedicated to helping you achieve the goals you and your primary care physician have established for your difficult wound. Depending on your condition, your team may include physicians, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, plastic surgeons, internal medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons and/or infectious disease specialists.

Our wound care team also partners with our limb reconstruction and preservation experts to provide comprehensive care for all limb and wound treatment needs.

Critical Limb Care

By utilizing a whole-body approach when evaluating patients with a critical limb concern, our patients have improved outcomes and fewer amputations and are provided the highest level of advanced wound care for even the most difficult cases. Our vascular team has an international reputation for treating critical limb circulation problems and has helped pioneer life- and limb-saving procedures over the past 20 years.

Our comprehensive team, which includes cardiac, vascular, infectious disease, diabetic, and surgical experts, has extensive experience treating:

  • Arterial wounds
  • Venous wounds
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Burns
  • Wound infections
  • Pressure wounds
  • Trauma and surgery wounds

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

OhioHealth provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a medical treatment that uses the administration of 100 percent oxygen at a controlled pressure. This treatment promotes the healing of wounds by rapidly transporting high concentrations of oxygen directly through the lungs to the blood stream, allowing the oxygen to penetrate deep into the tissue.

HBOT also assists in fighting infections and promotes the formation of new blood vessels.

We have experts in:

  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetic foot sores
  • Infections, especially of soft tissue and bone
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Radiation injuries

Patients undergoing HBOT typically receive daily therapy for 120 to 150 minutes for 6 to 12 weeks. Most conditions call for HBOT as an adjunct therapy to enhance healing.

We offer specialized wound care for patients who have:
  • Burns
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Postsurgical wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Wounds related to poor circulation
  • Wounds resulting from injury or trauma
  • Wounds that threaten loss of limb
 


Referrals are required for all wound care and hyperbaric therapies. Talk to your physician to see if our programs or therapies might be right for you.

 


The following conditions are approved for treatment of HBOT
  • Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Atherosclerosis of native arteries of the extremities with ulceration
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Crush injuries/Compartment Syndrome
  • Complications of reattached extremity
  • Decompression illness (bends)
 
  • Diabetic ulcers of the lower extremities
  • Exceptional blood loss (anemia)
  • Gas embolism+ cyanide poisoning
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Preparation and preservation of compromised skin grafts
  • Retinal vessel occlusion/Raynaud's Disease
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis/late effects of radiation
 

 

OhioHealth Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy Locations