Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Other Wound Treatments
Centegra Wound & Hyperbaric Center, managed by Healogics, provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. Typically, a problem or chronic wound is one that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days. Centegra Wound & Hyperbaric Center brings state-of-the-art treatments to McHenry County to treat these wounds, including:
- Advanced dressings
- Growth-factor therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Infectious-disease management
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Patient and diabetic education
- Special shoes
- Tissue therapy
- Topical wound therapy
About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
In addition to the comprehensive treatments listed above, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven to speed the healing process by reducing swelling, fighting infection, building new blood vessels, and producing healthy tissue.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is safe and evidence based—in fact, many patients find it to be a relaxing process. The clear hyperbaric chambers at Centegra Wound & Hyperbaric Center are equipped with televisions and comfortable bedding, so you are free to watch your favorite TV show, movie, or even take a nap.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments, you breathe 100 percent oxygen inside the pressurized chamber, quickly increasing the concentration of oxygen in your bloodstream and delivering it to your wound site for faster healing. A typical course of treatment involves spending about 90 minutes per day in the chamber, five days a week, over a four- to six-week period.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can treat:
- Brown recluse spider bites
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Crush injuries
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
For answers to common questions about wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, visit FAQs.
Medicare and most healthcare plans reimburse for hyperbaric oxygen therapy for “currently accepted indications.” The courteous and professional associates at the Wound & Hyperbaric Center are available to assist you with all of your personal insurance needs.