Wound Healing and
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Under normal circumstances, wounds such as cuts, burns and ulcers should heal naturally over time. Sometimes, however, wounds heal very slowly or fail to improve at all. If left untreated, these chronic, non-healing wounds can lead to a wide range of medical complications.
Fortunately, Memorial Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy provides hope and healing. Our highly skilled team of specially certified physicians, nurses and wound care specialists has advanced training and unmatched experience in wound healing. Together, we deliver some of the most sophisticated therapies and effective medications to create an individualized Total Care Plan that addresses your specific wound care needs. Our center is also one of the only facilities in south Broward County to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients with hard-to-heal wounds that are not responding to traditional healing methods.
Comprehensive, Diagnosis-Driven Chronic Wound Treatment
Located at Memorial Hospital Pembroke, our comprehensive outpatient treatment program specializes in the prevention and treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds, including those caused by:
- Diabetes (such as diabetic ulcers)
- Poor circulation
- Vascular conditions (such as arteriosclerosis)
- Other injuries and conditions
By using a multidisciplinary methodology backed by evidence-based treatment protocols, we offer outstanding wound healing rates that consistently exceed the national average.
Caring For Wounds, From the Inside-Out
When a patient is referred to our center, we don’t just address the wound; we look at what is happening within the body, including examining blood sugar levels and blood flow to the wound and adjacent bone, to properly assess the wound in question. We also work closely other medical specialties with the Memorial Healthcare System to ensure patients receive a comprehensive diagnosis, including:
- Vascular surgery
- General surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Infectious disease
Specializing in Limb Salvage
Our wound care experts work diligently to salvage patients’ limbs whenever possible, especially in patients with hard-to-heal diabetic foot ulcers or other chronic, non-healing wounds. As a result, we provide excellent limb salvage rates.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
For individuals who meet the requirements, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) may be administered through our certified hyperbaric oxygen chambers. HBO has been clinically shown to enhance the re-growth of blood vessels (a process known as angiogenesis) so that blood and other nutrients can be re-supplied to the wound to jumpstart the healing process.