While most wounds will heal on their own, some require specialized care. Wound care may be needed for people with poor circulation, diabetes, or other issues that make natural healing difficult. The wound care and hyperbaric medicine program at Memorial University Medical Center provides services to promote healing. We specialize in:

  • Arterial and venous insufficiency
  • Skin graft healing
  • Pressure ulcer healing
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Chronic wounds
  • Many other non-healing wounds

Our team of experts includes:

  • Vascular and plastic Surgeons
  • Infectious disease specialists
  • Podiatrists
  • Advanced wound care nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Certified hyperbaric physicians and technicians

We also offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy. During this form of therapy, patients are enclosed in a vessel called a hyperbaric chamber. While inside, they breathe 100-percent oxygen at a pressure greater than the normal atmosphere. This unique treatment can benefit people with the following conditions:

  • Acute air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Crush injury
  • Blood loss anemia
  • Gas gangrene
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Actinomycosis
  • Compromised skin grafts/flaps
  • Problem wounds that have
    not healed in 30 days
The hyperbaric medicine center is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, for scheduled appointments. You must be referred for hyperbaric medicine by your physician.