Lutheran Hospital

Wound Healing Center

Lutheran Hospital's Wound Healing Center offers specialized wound care for patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, as well as slow-healing wounds.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) is an essential component of several chronic wound healing treatment plans. This medical treatment increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s bloodstream, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them.

Specially made HBO chambers surround patients with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. Patients can relax by listening to music or watching movies while receiving treatments.

Types of wounds treated with HBO:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Slow healing wounds (wounds that have not shown improvement in four weeks)
  • Certain bone and skin infections
  • Radiation injuries
  • Compromised skin grafts or flaps
  • Gangrene
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

For more information, call 216.363.5790.

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