Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine
OSF Saint Anthony's Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine is located on the Ground Level of OSF Saint Clare's Hospital and provides a wide range of therapies specifically designed to help promote the healing process.
Some of the therapies provideded include: Wound Care/Management, Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, Diabetes Management, Debridement, Nutritional Support, Infection Management, Compression Therapy, Occupational and Physical Therapy.
Types of Wounds We Treat
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Crush injuries
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
- Diabetes-related foot and ankle ulcers
- Necrotizing soft issue infection
- Pressure ulcers
- Post-radiation tissue injury
- Venous stasis or arterial insufficiency ulcers
- Wound caused by poor circulation or trauma
- Wounds that have not healed in several weeks
About Hyperbaric Medicine
Sometimes wounds will not respond to general wound care treatments alone. For some patients, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) is an effective technology that supplements the other treatment methods used by physicians. HBO Therapy involves daily visits to the wound center for a period of 3-4 weeks, then follow-up wound care to monitor the healing process. During HBO Therapy, patients are placed in a pressurized chamber where they breathe 100% oxygen. This increases the presence of oxygen within the wound and thus aids in the healing and growth of new tissue.
The Treatment Team
Your referring physician works closely with our physicians who have completed special intensive training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
Our Registered Nurses are Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) trained, and work closely with physicians on developing individualized treatment plans for each patient.
Once therapy is complete, patients return to their physicians for long-term, follow-up and monitoring.
To Schedule Your Appointment
A patient can self-refer for treatment. For an appointment or more information, please call: (618) 463-5300.