Wound Care

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center

A wound or sore that won’t heal is more than a nuisance. It can be frightening, and with good reason. The longer a wound takes to heal, the greater the risk of serious infection and possible limb loss.

People should call us immediately if:

  • They have a wound that fails to respond to treatment after 4 weeks
  • They have a wound that has not completely healed in 8 weeks
  • Diabetics and those with vascular disease may be especially at risk

Advanced solutions for problem wounds.

We use the most advanced treatments, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy — medical approaches that are proven to speed healing time and immediately reduce the risk of infection and limb loss. In fact, patients who have suffered from chronic wounds for months, even years, are often restored to health in a shorter time than they thought possible.

About hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HbOT) enhances the body’s healing ability. By dramatically increasing oxygen in the blood and to the wound, HbOT can promote growth of new blood vessels and skin — a cornerstone of healing. It has helped thousands of patients around the world completely recover from wounds.

A team of specialists that cure … and care.

Our team includes professionals from multiple medical disciplines, including neurology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, nutrition and more, who work together to provide you a comprehensive treatment plan. As a patient and an individual, you are at the center of this team, communicating your needs and information about your lifestyle to help us tailor your plan to you.

Recognized for Wound Care Excellence.

Onslow Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is a two-time recipient of RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence award. Recipients of this award meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks in areas including healing outcomes and safety, along with a patient satisfaction rate of 95% or higher. We’re delighted to be recognized for this service we provide for the people of Onslow County.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HbOT)

An important adjuvant therapy available at the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HbOT. Our physicians have been specially trained and credentialed in advanced wound healing using HbOT. HbOT greatly enhances the healing process and can prevent possible limb loss in certain wound conditions. Painless and noninvasive, this unique therapy has been proven successful in the treatment of these and other conditions:

  • Diabetic/neuropathic foot ulcers
  • Radiation damage
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Vascular thrombosis
  • Crush injury/Compartment Syndrome
  • Compromised skin grafts & flaps

How does HbOT work?

In typical room air, the level of oxygen is only 21%. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment in which the patient inhales 100% oxygen in a total body chamber that raises atmospheric pressure up to three times the pressure found at sea level. When compressed oxygen reaches the patient’s bloodstream at such a high concentration, it spreads deep into the body’s tissues, where it can promote accelerated healing.

Do you have a patient with a wound that is failing to respond to conventional treatment?

  • No improvement after 4 weeks
  • Or no complete healing after 8 weeks
  • Diabetic and vascular disease patients are a high risk population

If so, we can help. By using a dedicated, interdisciplinary team of specialists and advanced clinical adjuvant therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HbOT), we can help bring problem wounds under control and put an end to your patient's suffering and their risk of further, more serious health consequences.

If your patient is exhibiting the symptoms at left (or right) or is at risk, call us immediately at 910-577-4977. All insurance plans accepted.

Why refer to the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center?

Because of an aging population and the increasing number of patients with diabetes, primary care physicians are seeing more people who have chronic wounds and sores. For these patients, conventional approaches are failing to bring about a positive outcome, increasing risk for loss of limb. In the interest of their patients' quality of life, more and more physicians are utilizing the specialty talents and therapies at a wound care center.

We partner with you for the good of your patient.

A patient’s physician is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of specialists from neurology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, nutrition and other areas, evaluating the patient's condition and formulating their treatment plan. Throughout treatment we document and report every step of the patient’s progress to you so that you can continue to safeguard his or her health during and after the healing process. We also help you communicate to the patient about their condition, the healing process and how to prevent recurring wounds.

Types of wounds treated

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Collagen vascular disease ulcers
  • Other wounds that resist healing

Treatments with proven success

  • Excision and debridement
  • Infection control
  • Skin grafting
  • Revascularization
  • Pressure relief
  • Skin care

Adjuvant therapies to enhance healing.

  • Growth factors: Recombinant human PDGF-BB has been demonstrated to reduce healing time and improve complete wound healing in stage III and IV ulcers
  • Living skin equivalents: These unique dressings contain human skin cells combined with collagen from cattle to simulate human skin, protecting the wound while promoting the growth of new, healthy skin
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Pure pressurized oxygen significantly improves the oxygen-storing capacity of blood and tissue, promotes capillary growth and speeds the healing process

Conveniently located next to Onslow Memorial Hospital

237 Old White Street, Suite 2
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Make an Appointment Today.

Onslow Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center in Jacksonville is now accepting patients. Call for an appointment today at (910) 577-4977. All insurance accepted.