With state-of-the-art equipment and specialized wound care, Platte Valley ’s Advanced Wound Center with Hyperbarics opened last year to take a leading role battling a growing healthcare crisis. We offer one of the only hyperbaric-equipped wound care centers between Denver and Greeley. An Open House is planned for today, Wednesday, December 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Suite 140 of Medical Plaza 1 on our Brighton campus.
Did you know more adults in the U.S. live with a non-healing wound than the number with breast, colon, and lung cancers combined? These wounds are often caused by conditions such as diabetes that affect blood circulation. Also known as ulcers, wounds that haven’t healed in four weeks are painful and can cause stress while impacting a patient’s overall health. The rising incidence of chronic wounds can be correlated to obesity, vascular disease, an aging population, and radiation treatment side-effects which are often underlying causes.
Already in 2017, the Advanced Wound Center provided specialized care for nearly 300 patients. Advanced treatments available in Brighton include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, specialty wound dressings and debridement of unhealthy tissue.
Another advanced therapy offered by the Advanced Wound Center is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. During the non-invasive procedure, patients receive treatment relaxing on a bed enclosed in a large see-through plastic shell as they are surrounded by 100 percent oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen medicine may be used to treat wounds related to more than one dozen conditions including diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries to tissue and bone, necrotizing infections, compromised skin grafts and skin flaps and some types of arterial insufficiency and ischemia.
For more information on the treatment of chronic wounds, we invite you to attend next week’s open house. Visit this link to RSVP, https://events.membersolutions.com/event_register.asp?content_id=72634&s=event_manager&pvx=1&xadmin=1, or call 303-498-1481.