Helping the Wound Care Healing Process
The human body has a remarkable ability to heal. But sometimes, wounds just will not heal on their own. People of all ages can suffer from non-healing wounds - especially those with diabetes, an infection, poor circulation, or other issues that make it hard to heal and recover.
We offer wound care services in Athens, Atlanta, Fayetteville, Stockbridge, Jasper, and Newnan, Georgia. Our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Services are designed to help speed relief to hard-to-heal wounds.
Common Conditions We Treat
- Chronic wounds
- Non-healing wounds
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous stasis
- Venous ulcers
- Skin graft healing
- Venous insufficiency
- Arterial insufficiency
- Necrosis and many other non-healing wounds
Wound Care Specialists
Our team works together to encourage and accelerate your healing. Specialists includes:
- Board-certified hyperbaric physicians
- Physical therapists
- Advanced wound care clinicians
- Certified hyperbaric technicians
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
A very effective treatment we often use at Piedmont is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. In Hyperbaric therapy, patients are placed in a pressurized but comfortable, chamber where they breathe 100% oxygen at two to three times greater than normal atmospheric pressure. The extra oxygen goes into the bloodstream and helps speed healing, decrease swelling and inflammation, and increase the body's ability to fight infection.
There are many types of wounds that benefit from hyperbaric therapy, but some key indicators include:
- A wound that hasn't healed after greater than 30 days
- A wound that hasn't healed in a patient that also has diabetes
- A wound that increases in pain, drainage, odor or changes in color
- A surgical wound that has become infected
In most cases a physician referral is needed to start treatment, so to find out if hyperbaric therapy can help you, schedule an appointment with your primary care physician as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have questions about hyperbaric treatments and the benefits they can deliver, feel free to contact us.