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Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbarics Center

At Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbarics Center, we don’t want a chronic wound to keep you from enjoying a single moment of your life.

The Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbarics Center at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital offers advanced solutions for problem wounds including acute, chronic or post-op wounds. These methods are proven to reduce healing time, improve healing rates and prevent possible limb loss.

Chronic Wounds

Chronic, non-healing wounds are those that fail to respond to treatment after four weeks or have not completely healed in four weeks. These wounds may affect your quality of life and may create greater health issues, including the risk for infection.

There are many reasons why wounds may be slow to heal. Infection, poor blood flow, vascular disease and diabetes are some of the factors that can slow down the healing process or make wounds worse.

We provide a comprehensive medical approach to treating non-healing and diabetic wounds. We offer wound healing therapies proven to:

  • Reduce healing time
  • Improve healing rates
  • Prevent possible limb loss

During your initial evaluation at the Center, our treatment team headed by a Center physician will conduct a comprehensive wound assessment. The assessment results are used to the develop your individualized treatment plan, which includes education, nutrition and physical therapy along with one or a combination of the following treatments:

  • Skin grafting advances including bio-engineered skin substitutes
  • Surgical interventions
  • Wound debridement
  • Vascular studies
  • Dressings/compression wraps
  • Vacuum assisted closure
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Off-loading and diabetic support

Our multi-disciplinary team including vascular surgeons, podiatric specialists and plastic surgeons combine advanced healing techniques with compassionate care. We individualize each treatment, to help you to better understand the healing process and provide you with practical ways to protect yourself from having another chronic wound.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is highly effective modality that helps the body’s natural ability to heal wounds and prevent possible limb loss. Using oxygen under increased pressure to speed healing and repair tissue damage, hyperbaric therapy has been proven effective in the healing of chronic wounds as well as other medical conditions and has been shown to reduce the amputation rate of patients with diabetic wounds.

A physician referral is needed for Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbarics Center. Talk to your physician about whether advance wound care treatment is appropriate for you.

For more information, please call 215.748.9770.