Treatment for Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds
If you would like to contact the Cody Regional Health Wound Care Center,
call 307-578-2538. Most of our patients are accepted from physician referrals.
Healogics, Inc. is the nation’s largest provider of advanced chronic
wound care treatments. Cody Regional Health is proud to work with this
prestigious institution in order to provide specialized, state-of-the-art
treatment for patients with non-healing wounds.
Using an interdisciplinary plan of care, we help patients prevent infections,
regain their mobility after an injury, manage pain, and build a diet to
stimulate the healing process, among other services. We are committed
to helping you make a complete recovery from your injury.
What is a Chronic Wound?
Wounds that show no signs of healing after a month and fail to respond
to traditional treatments are considered chronic or non-healing wounds.
The number of Americans suffering from non-healing wounds has steadily
grown over the years, due in part to increased life expectancy and diabetes rates.
Oxygen in the blood plays a major role in the wound healing process. Conditions
that inhibit blood flow, like diabetes, also make it harder for us to
heal and increase the chances of developing chronic wounds. It is important
that you have these wounds tended to by a medical professional as soon
as it becomes apparent that it is not going to heal. Open wounds are at
high risk of developing infections, which can lead to a variety of even
more serious complications.
The Treatment Process
At the Cody Regional Health Wound Care Center, our team includes physicians
with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
backed up with nurses and technicians specially trained in chronic wound care.
Most patients are accepted to the center based on referrals from their
physician. During the initial appointment, our team performs a thorough
evaluation to better understand the patient’s medical history and
condition. Following this assessment, a treatment program tailored for
you unique needs is created.
Your wound care plan may include:
- Lab and diagnostic image testing
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Topical wound therapy
- Growth-factor therapy
- Tissue therapy
- Education on wound management
One of the most effective treatments for chronic wounds is hyperbaric oxygen
therapy. During this treatment, patients lie in a pressurized tube with
an intercom so they can communicate with the doctor. In the tube, patients
are exposed to high levels of oxygen, which the body absorbs to stimulate
the healing process.