Wound care

At HCA Houston Healthcare, we offer complete care for chronic, non-healing wounds. We recognize that healing wounds can be a lengthy process, and we take it very seriously. We are dedicated to providing a thorough assessment of each wound in order to optimize diagnosis and treatment options. Often, chronic wounds are the result of another condition, such as diabetes or surgery. No matter the cause, our staff in Houston, Texas is dedicated to finding the appropriate treatment option for your wound.

When a wound is the result of an underlying condition, treatment plans may differ. We work with your primary care physician and other specialists to coordinate your care for optimum healing. Some of the chronic wounds we treat include:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Infected wound
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Wounds resulting from radiation
  • Ischemic wound
  • Burns

Wound care treatments

HCA Houston strives to be on the brink of medical advancements in wound care to help heal your wounds faster. Some of our treatment techniques include:

  • Traditional dressings of wounds
  • Advanced dressings of wounds
  • Biological skin substitutes
  • Wound debridement
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Lymphedema management
  • Compression therapy
  • Offloading

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an advanced wound care technique that allows the patient to sit in a pressurized chamber while breathing in 100 percent oxygen. Pure oxygen levels help increase the supply of oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body, which allows for maximum healing. HBOT can be used to treat:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Radiation injuries
  • Preservation of skin grafts and flaps
  • Necrotizing infections

Compression therapy

Sometimes wounds can swell and prevent the circulation of blood from reaching the surface of your skin. Swelling can often be worst in your feet, ankles and lower legs. By applying compression stockings, you can reduce the swelling brought on by your wound. Compression stockings squeeze the fluid from your legs, thereby reducing the swelling.