Wound & Hyperbaric Center of Excellence
Magnolia Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine
The Wound Care Center is dedicated to and focused on the treatment of patients with chronic non-healing wounds resulting from a variety of causes, including diabetes and vascular disease.
Why Wound Care?
Nearly five million Americans suffer with chronic wounds that don’t heal or fail to improve within four weeks. While most wounds heal quickly, there are specific types of wounds that cause severe problems if left untreated. Three main factors for non-healing wounds include: diabetes, poor circulation and limited mobility.
What Type of Care Can I Expect at the Wound Care Center?
The Wound Care Center offers evidence based care which is proven to reduce complications and amputations related to chronic, non-healing wounds.
Wound Care May Include:
- Patient and wound assessment
- Wound measurement and photographs
- Debridement to aid in the removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue by surgical or other means to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue.
- Infectious disease management through the use of appropriate Antibiotics
- Laboratory and Vascula revaluation
- Advanced wound dressings
- Compression dressings
- Prosthetic and pressure relief assistance
- Wound VAC
- General and vascular surgery
- Hyperbaric Medicine
What is Hyperbaric Medicine?
Hyperbaric Medicine is a non-invasive procedure often used to treat chronic non-healing wounds. During Hyperbaric Medicine the patient is placed in a chamber containing 100% oxygen at pressures of more than one Atmosphere. Hyperbaric treatments typically last about 2 hours. Most patients will feel no differently than they would at home in their beds. They can listen to music or watch TV, talk to family members, or simply take a nap.
What Types of Wounds are Treated in the Wound Care Center?
The Wound Care Center’s staff of specially trained physicians and nurses, working in conjunction with your primary care physician, helps with the diagnosis and treatment of the following types ofwounds andmedical conditions:
- Arterial ulcers – Arterial wounds are caused by a lack of blood flow to the wound.
- Diabetic and neuropathic ulcers – Diabetic and neuropathic ulcers occur when a person can not feel an injury to an area. High blood sugar levels and nerve damage can cause this loss of feeling.
- Lower extremity edema - swelling of the feet and/or ankles.
- Pressure ulcers – Pressure ulcers are caused by sitting or lying in the same position for a prolonged period of time.
- Problem surgical wounds
- Spider and insect bites
- Trauma wounds
- Venous stasis ulcers – Venous stasis wounds form when the veins of the legs are unable to remove blood and fluid efficiently
What to Expect on Your First Visit
- You or your physician will call for the initial appointment. An appointment will be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you.
- Bring all medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and a list of allergies with you on the first visit.
- Bring insurance information for verification.
- Your initial evaluation could take up to two hours. This time is spent taking a complete history and physical, wound evaluation, photographs, blood work and other tests to assist us in individualizing your plan of care.
- Consultation appointments with specialty physicians, surgeons, radiology and diabetes education departments or other services will be made based on your needs.
- The Center accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients. Most insurance providers cover all or a portion of outpatient wound care related treatments.
You are the Key in Your Treatment Program!
Much of the success of your wound treatment depends on your level of commitment and participation. As an active member of your wound care team, you will need to follow directions carefully, watch your progress closely and keep your appointments.
The Magnolia Wound and Hyperbaric Center of Excellence is located in Outpatient Rehab on the first floor of the main facility.
To schedule an appointment, please call: 662.293.1320
Remember ...your wound and hyperbaric center staff is available to answer any questions concerning your treatment program. This service is provided in conjunction with Shared Health Services, Inc.