Medical City Dallas Wound Care Center

The Medical City Dallas Wound Care Center is designed to effectively treat problematic wounds using advanced procedures and techniques. A multidisciplinary care team provides specialized consultative care for patients of all ages, including hyperbaric medicine.

For more information about the Wound Care Center, please call (972) 566-4868.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for healing wounds

Medical City Dallas offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which helps speed up the healing process of chronic wounds. This noninvasive procedure puts the patient in a specially designed chamber at increased atmospheric pressure. HBOT therapy can be used for patients with the following conditions:

  • Arterial wounds and insufficiency
  • Compromised skin grafts or flaps
  • Confirmed or suspected osteomyelitis
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis

The hyperbaric chamber, filled with 100 percent oxygen, provides body tissues with an increase in oxygen concentration, which helps grow new blood vessels in areas of the body with decreased circulation.

If you have a chronic or complex wound, including one that won't heal or only heals minimally for a year or more, it should be addressed quickly. The most common wounds we treat are diabetic foot ulcers and chronic nonhealing wounds.

Wound care treatments and interventions

At Medical City Dallas, you have access to a wide range of treatments and interventions to properly heal your wound, including:

  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Bio-engineered skin substitute
  • Compression therapy and edema management
  • Debridement
  • Education and prevention
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (wound VAC)
  • Noninvasive vascular assessment
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Protective footwear
  • Total contact casting

What to expect at your appointment

Following a physician referral to the Wound Care Center, an examination helps determine how to best treat the wound and identify any underlying issues causing it. Tests, including laboratory evaluation, radiology, transcutaneous oxygen testing or vascular studies, may also be ordered.

Many health insurance plans cover wound care and hyperbaric treatments. Call the center at (972) 566-4868 for more information. The center is located in Building C, Suite 239 on the Medical City Dallas campus.

Wound care at Medical City Healthcare

Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.

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