St. Anthony - Centura Health

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The St. Anthony Wound Care Center offers a comprehensive approach to wound management employs the latest clinical tools as well as traditional practices. Because each patient we see is unique, we have brought together a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team to design and deliver the best solution. Our physicians include specialists in vascular medicine, infectious diseases, podiatry and plastic surgery. Our care team also includes wound care professionals with expertise from dermatology, cardiovascular care, ostomy care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as well as the care of chronic wounds. Every patient's plan is individualized but may include:

  • Specialized wound dressings
  • Debridement, compression therapy
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Prescription growth factors
  • Bio-engineered skin grafting
  • Edema management
  • Non-invasive vascular assessment

Patients with a wound that has not begun to heal in two weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks can benefit from treatment at the St. Anthony Wound Care Center. Wounds we treat include:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Burns
  • Peristomal skin irritations
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds

The St. Anthony Wound Care Center offers advanced hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) which helps the body's oxygen-dependent, wound-healing mechanisms function more efficiently. While enclosed in a chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure, patients breathe pure oxygen, saturating their blood plasma and allowing it to carry from 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body's tissues.

Approved indications for HBOT that are currently reimbursed by Medicare, HMOs and other insurance providers include:

  • Diabetic ulcers of the lower extremities
  • Soft-tissue radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Actinomycosis
  • Crush injury/acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Progressive necrotizing infections (necrotizing fasciitis)
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency