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The wound care treatment program at Porter Adventist Hospital was one of the first wound care centers in the Denver area designed by medical experts in specializing in chronic wound treatment. Since then, the wound care treatment program has become of the the primer providers of treatments that promote rapid wound healing while reducing the need for acute medical treatments such as amputation..
By coordinating clinical treatments with a patient's full medical care team, our team strives to heal chronic wounds in 10-12 weeks or less.
A wound that has not shown signs of healing in four weeks or has not completely healed in eight weeks is a chronic wound. If left untreated, these wounds can impact your health and even result in amputation.
In the coming months, Porter Adventist Hosptial will offer advanced wound care treatments by means of one of the most advanced hyperbaric oxygen chambers in the region. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) utilizes a pressurized, oxygen-rich environment to help deliver increased levels of oxygen to tissue throughout the body. The oxygen, which saturates the blood at a rate of 15 to 20 times that of normal atmospheric pressure, allows wounds to heal faster because oxygen facilitates microcirculation needed for healing and helps stave off infection.
Current research has shown that HBOT can be a viable treatment for:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also an effective treatment used to reduce the risk of amputation, particularly for diabetes patients.
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