Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee
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Wound care specialists provide options for hard-to-treat wounds
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, doctors and nurses at the wound care center specialize in treating complex, slow-healing wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers. We offer advanced wound-care treatments to promote healing, including:
- Comprehensive assessment
- Infection management and prevention
- Wound dressing
- Compression therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Negative pressure wound therapy
When should you seek treatment for your wound?
- You have a wound that hasn’t healed in 30 days
- You have a sore with increasing pain, redness and swelling, and/or bad odor
- You have surgical wound that has become infected
Advanced wound healing with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
The hyperbaric chamber is an environment that delivers oxygen-rich therapy to promote wound healing. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, concentrated oxygen quickly increases in your bloodstream and helps heal the wound from the inside out. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment for other conditions in addition to diabetic foot ulcers and slow-healing wounds.
When hyperbaric oxygen therapy is recommended, our care team takes the time to answer your questions.
Hyperbaric chamber used to treat many conditions
Our wound care doctors use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat many adult health conditions, including:
- Bubbles of air in your blood vessels (arterial gas embolism)
- Burns, including radiation injury
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Crush injury to skin or bone
- Decompression sickness
- Foot and leg ulcers
- Infection of skin (graft)
- Sudden vision loss
Work with our wound care team to manage your recovery
Our doctors and nurses listen to understand you and your health concerns. We understand your frustration when wounds are not healing. We show you how to improve your wound-cleaning hygiene at home as part of your personalized recovery plan. Our goal is to help prevent rehospitalization for infection or wound-healing complications, and improve your quality of life.
Our center is staffed with a unique team of doctors and nurses dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The causes of wounds can be complex; our staff offers expertise in all major areas necessary to handle many circumstances and challenges. Our goal is to help guide you to healing.