Wound Care Center

Wound Care Center of Stephens County Hospital

The Edward C. Gambrell, Jr. Wound Care Center of Stephens County Hospital provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.

That is where our Wound Care Center® can help. With the state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The Wound Care Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, radiology testing, and debridement to address total patient health.

Indications For Wound Care

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Vasculitis
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Burns
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Peristomal skin irritations
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry.  An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection.

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