Advanced Wound Healing. Advanced Wound Care.
Most wounds heal with gauze, tape, and patience. For those that don’t, the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System offers advanced care for non-healing wounds. Our center is our area’s only advanced wound care center. We provide you with individualized care to heal your wound and get you back to the life you love.
What is a Non-Healing Wound?
A non-healing wound is more complex and difficult to treat. These types of wounds may have been present for a long time, show no signs of improvement, or continue to recur despite standard wound treatment. And medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease complicate the problem even more.
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center in Morristown, TN is the only wound care center between Greeneville and Knoxville. Our center provides expert staff who will provide you with individualized care to heal your wound and get you back to the life you love.
Wound Care Services
There are several reasons that wounds do not heal, and our highly trained physician, nurses, and clinical staff analyze the total picture, beginning with diagnosis and continuing through treatment and prevention of recurrence.
- Diabetic Wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Vasculitic ulcers
- Complex soft tissue wounds
- Traumatic wounds
- Infected wounds
- Radiation wounds
Wound Care Treatments
- Cleaning the wound and applying topical medications
- Wound vac therapy to promote tissue granulation on the cellular level and to draw the edges of the wound together
- Application of biological skin substitutes which promote healing by adding growth factors and cellular components that chronic wounds are missing
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is one of several advanced treatment options offered at Morristown-Hamblen’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. This treatment stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, improves the flow of oxygen into tissues, and increases the formation fibrous tissues. In short, HBOT allows for an increase of 10 times in plasma oxygen concentration, thereby accelerating the wound healing process.
Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Refractory osteomyelitis
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
- Compromised skin graft/flap
- Crush injuries
- Necrotizing infections
- Gas gangrene
- Arterial insufficiency
- Acute CO poisoning
Services are covered by most insurance companies, Medicare, and TennCare, although some insurance companies require a referral from your doctor and prior approval. Our staff will assist you with insurance issues.
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is located on the fourth floor at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System and is open Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM.