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Wound Care

We specialize in treating difficult-to-heal wounds and the underlying medical conditions that are keeping your patients from healing.

Baylor Scott & White Health wound care services focus on the evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic wounds using advanced technologies, as well as traditional medical and surgical therapies. Research has shown that in addition to healing wounds faster, comprehensive wound care programs can reduce the risk of infection and other complications.

Three Baylor Scott & White wound care centers are designated by The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) as accredited centers. Baylor University Medical Center’s accreditation comes with Distinction. Of the more than 1,300 active hyperbaric facilities in the United States, there are only 178 UHMS-accredited centers, of which only 20 are located in Texas. Only five centers in Texas are accredited with Distinction.

Services

Specialized services include:

  • Advanced wound care
  • Debridement (as indicated)
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Doppler evaluation
  • Compression wraps
  • Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (Wound VAC)
  • Total contact casting for appropriate diabetic and neuropathic foot ulcers
  • Application of advanced cellular and/or tissue based (CTPs)

Please note: some services may only be available at select locations.

Indications

Chronic wounds, regardless of the source, are wounds that have not healed 50 percent with four weeks of normal care and should be considered for referral to a specialized wound care program.

Acute wounds, such as traumatic injuries, cuts, scrapes and surgical incisions (particularly in large abdominal surgeries), as well as pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, radiation wounds, abdominal stomas, and other hard-to-heal wounds also may benefit from specialized wound care modalities.

Chronic, non-healing wounds often present with conditions such as:

  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic ischemias
  • Decompression sickness
  • Arterial insufficiencies
  • Severe anemia
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Osteomyelitis (refractory)
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Compromised grafts and flaps
  • Acute thermal burn injury
  • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

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