BHS Wound Care
Cutting-Edge Wound Treatment
BHS Wound Care brings together a range of experts including general and
plastic surgeons, certified wound care specialists, podiatrists, infectious
disease physicians, certified wound and ostomy nurses.
The diverse skills and deep commitment to personal care from our multidisciplinary
team provides patients with comprehensive options to facilitate healing,
manage wounds and relieve painful symptoms.
We treat the complete range of chronic wounds, including ulcers, sores,
and burns, as well as wounds resulting from diabetes or poor circulation.
In addition to leading-edge healing treatments like hyperbaric oxygen
therapy, we also help patients with management and prevention strategies.
Wound Care Services
BHS Wound Care's experienced staff employs a variety of leading-edge
treatments and services to effectively assess, prevent and heal wounds.
Our comprehensive services are carefully matched to provide the best care
and outcomes for your specific wounds.
Some of the wound types we frequently treat include:
Diabetes Wound - The body’s ability to heal itself is impaired in people with diabetes,
increasing their risk of infection. Seeking medical attention for cuts
and blisters is advised.
Infected Wound - Infections can turn a small cut into something deadly. We have tools
designed for cleaning infected wounds.
Skin Wound - Skin wounds should be cleaned immediately to avoid infection. Depending
on what you cut yourself on, you may require a shot to avoid serious diseases
Surgical Wound - A wound from surgery should be treated as soon as possible. If the surgery
resulted in damage, the area needs to be examined for any other mistakes
that may have occurred.
Ulcer - Ulcers are very painful and difficult to get rid of without professional
Venous and Arterial Wound - Ulcers in veins and arteries are common in people with diabetes. Antibiotics
may be required to prevent infection.
BHS Wound Center provides care for:
- Bone infections
- Diabetic foot and leg ulcers
- Chronic wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Ulcers, including pressure, venous, and arterial
- Wounds associated with radiation therapy
- Trauma related wounds
- Lower Extremity edema
- Other conditions such as wound infections, bites
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a non-invasive procedure where the patient
lies comfortably in a chamber containing 100 percent oxygen at pressure
greater than one atmosphere. The oxygen therapy typically lasts about
2 hours receiving regular consistent treatments depending on what your
physician has ordered to help you heal.
Benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:
- Advanced wound healing
- Formation of new blood vessels
- Diminishing infection
- Preparation and preservation of damaged soft tissue
- Reduction of bone infection
Commonly treated conditions include:
- Chronic bone infections
- Soft tissue radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis
- Non-healing diabetic foot ulcers
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Radiation cystitis /proctitis
- Crush injury
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
What is a problem wound?
A problem wound is a wound that does not heal in an expected, orderly fashion
in a reasonable length of time. Any wound that has been present longer
than four weeks is considered a chronic, problem wound.
Why do people with diabetes get wounds and ulcers?
Diabetes is a disease that affects many different organ systems of the
body. Diabetic ulcers result from neuropathy, or the degeneration of nerves,
pressure, such as the rubbing of a toe on a shoe, or peripheral vascular disease.
What are obstacles to wound healing?
Wound healing depends on a large number of factors. When any of the building
blocks of wound healing are disrupted, a delay in wound healing can occur.
This includes malnutrition, uncontrolled blood sugars, pressure on wounds/inappropriate
foot wear, lack of blood flow, or inappropriate wound dressings.
Why is it important to get wounds to heal?
We at the BHS Wound Care Center are aggressive in wound treatments because
the consequences of untreated/unhealed wounds can be catastrophic, including
amputation, uncontrolled infection, or death.
How can the BHS Wound Care Center help me with my wound?
We have many options available for wound healing, including specialized
in-office wound debridement/cleansing, advanced wound care dressings and
bioengineered skin grafts, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.