Wound Care and Hyperbarics

Healing therapies for chronic wounds

A wound or sore that won’t heal is more than a nuisance. It can affect that way you function each day. And in some cases, a wound can be life threatening because the longer it takes to heal, the greater the risk of serious infection.

A chronic wound is one that does not respond to treatment or completely heal after four weeks. Reasons why a wound won’t heal include infection, poor blood circulation, having vascular disease or diabetes.

Wound care specialists at our hospitals are specially trained to treat chronic, non-healing wounds.

The Mercy team of wound care experts include podiatrists (foot doctors), vascular surgeons (who treat diseases of the vascular system that can prevent proper blood circulation), and nurses who specialize in wound care.

We work closely with you and your primary care physician to develop a personalized treatment plan that include proven healing therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and result in above average healing rates.

Don’t let another day with a chronic wound go by. The Mercy team can help.