There’s no longer any reason to live with an open sore. The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center offers expanded wound treatment for difficult, complicated or atypical wounds. Likely candidates for treatment at the center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infection, compromised skin grafts and flaps and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days.
In the United States, chronic wounds affect 6.5 million patients. At HaysMed Wound Healing Center we treat these wounds and work to prevent reoccurrence by correcting contributing factors such as controlling infection and enhancing medical and nutritional status.
A multidisciplinary approach
The Wound Healing Center is staffed with a unique team of specialists all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The combined knowledge of our team members creates a multidisciplinary approach to wound management. We are dedicated to healing wounds that have not responded to traditional treatment.
For more information or to make an appointment call (785) 623-5602.
What to expect on your first visit
• You or your physician will call for an appointment.
• Bring all medications you are currently taking, including over the counter
medications and a list of allergies with you on your first visit.
• Bring insurance information for verification.
• Our team of physicians and nurses will evaluate your wound, health and
medical history including x-rays if you have them.
• Tests may be conducted to determine blood flow and tissue oxygenation as well as to indicate if there is any infection present.
• Together with your physician, we’ll develop a treatment program based on our assessment of your individual needs.
Your role in healing
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We count on you to follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely. You’ll learn to care for your wound at home and how to protect yourself from further injuries. The staff at the Wound Healing Center is available to answer questions and give you the support you need.
Treating wounds is a complex task. Each case is unique and patients will heal at varying rates. The Wound Healing Center staff is prepared to handle a variety of different wounds which includes:
• Any wound failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies
• Diabetic foot ulcers
• Lower leg ulcers
• Pressure ulcers
• Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
• Skin tears or lacerations
• Late effects of radiation therapy
• Post-operative infections
• Slow or non-healing surgical wounds
• Compromised skin flaps or grafts
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment that increases the amount of oxygen blood cells can carry. It has been used for more than 70 years to improve healing in tissues deprived of oxygen. Studies show it significantly improves healing for some types of chronic wounds.
How Does HBOT Work?
Patients lay inside a clear-sided chamber filled with 100% oxygen that is pressurized to greater than sea-level pressure. The pressure is not uncomfortable or even noticeable for most people after they get used to the feeling. Blood-oxygen levels can increase by nearly three times. When blood carries this extra level of oxygen throughout the body, it helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of growth factors that promote healing.
What Types of Wounds Are Typically Treated by HBOT?
- Diabetic wounds or foot ulcers grades 3-5
- Radiation Injuries
- Osteoradionecrosis (ORN)- bone injury caused by radiation
- Soft tissue radionecrosis (STRN)- tissue damage caused by radiation
- Radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis (HC)
- Traumatic/acute crush injuries
- Progressive necrotizing infection
- Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency