Wound Care Services is a specialized program at the Cypress Fairbanks Therapy and Rehabilitation Center
designed to treat chronic non-healing wounds. Comprised of specially trained wound care professionals including various sub-specialty physicians, nursing and support staff, Wound Care services utilize a comprehensive pathway that delivers technologically advanced therapies to meet the needs of each individual patient.
Wound Care Services treats wounds associated with:
- Arterial or venous disease
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment where 100 percent oxygen is administered at a controlled pressure (greater than sea level) for a prescribed amount of time (usually 60 to 90 minutes).
Increasing the pressure of air we breathe through the administration of HBOT has the effect of dramatically increasing the number of oxygen molecules entering the bloodstream, up to 2000 percent. This increase in oxygen delivery under controlled pressure means that oxygen can reach bone and tissue that is normally inaccessible to red blood cells.
HBOT affects the body in other ways, for example, it enhances the function of white blood cells. This is important because increasing the efficiency of white blood cells through the use of HBOT results in a positive effect on the immune system and peripheral blood vessels, and increases the formation of new capillaries. Such formations effectively increase blood flow to the body's extremities.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used for the following approved indications:
- Compromised skin graphs and flaps
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia or arterial insufficiency
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
- Radiation necrosis, osteoradionecrosis, or soft tissue radiation
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Progressive necrotizing infections