March 10, 2020
Covington County Hospital Wound Healing Center
Patient Champion: Earlene Graves
When Earlene Graves was referred to The Covington County Hospital Wound Healing Center, she had multiple diabetic ulcers on her left foot.
When she first visited the wound center, Ms. Graves had difficulty walking and participating in her normal routine. She was fearful of the pain she would experience as a
March 6, 2020
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Treatment Center
Patient Champion: William Oakley
William “Bill” Oakley, 67, a long-time resident of Mitchell, S.D., came to our clinic on Nov. 25, 2019 for help in healing his venous stasis ulcer. He was officially discharged from our services on Feb. 2, 2020.
“I have had an open sore on my right lower leg for
January 6, 2020
Ochsner St. Anne Hospital Wound Healing Center
Patient Champion: Ralph Fremin
Mr. Ralph Fremin, 72, is a Vietnam veteran and lifelong resident of Raceland, Louisiana, who retired after 30 years of offshore work with a chemical company. Mr. Fremin noticed he seemed to be having more personal health challenges, including a heart condition, diabetes and venous hypertension (high pressure in
January 6, 2020
Our Lady of the Lake Ascension Wound Center
Patient Champion: Jessie Cousin
Mr. Jessie Cousin has been an electrical supervisor at an industrial plant for the past 20 years. He used to love nothing more than to come home from a long day at work and spend time with his family and play with his children.
Eighteen years ago, after a major crushing injury at work damaged his veins and
August 12, 2019
TGMC Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine heals patient's charcot foot
Before Wanda Alleman was referred to TGMC Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine by Orthopedic Surgeon Meredith Warner, MD, she had spent a large portion of her adult life dealing with a condition called Charcot foot.
Charcot foot causes weakening of the bones in the foot and can occur
July 19, 2019
You may be at risk for a foot ulcer if you have one or more of the following signs:
Lack of sensation (feeling) in your feet. Feeling of “pins and needles” in your feet.Feet hurt while walking or resting. Sores don’t heal. Skin on your feet becomes thick, dry or scaly. Calluses develop easily on the soles of your feet.
With proper self-care, most symptoms can be
July 19, 2019
A Recognized, Evidence-Based Indication for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
What is Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis (ORN)?
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) means death of bone as a result of radiation. Patients who have had high-dose radiation for treatment of head and neck cancers may develop ORN. The most common site for developing ORN is the mandible, although osteoradionecrosis can occur in
July 9, 2019
Frostbite can be treated at one of our wound centers.
What is Frostbite
Frostbite is an injury caused by the freezing and crystallization of fluids in the interstitial and cellular spaces due to prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures. Frostbite can occur with exposure of the skin to extreme cold or in combination with high winds that results in vasoconstriction. As a result of
March 18, 2019
Mr. Wright, like most of us, has an active lifestyle. One of his favorite pastimes is fishing and being outdoors with his family.
Unfortunately, after a day of wade fishing in May of 2018, he noticed that something did not seem right with his left lower leg. He was seen in the emergency room the following day, and started on outpatient IV antibiotic therapy as treatment for necrotizing
February 27, 2019
Jayesh R. Modi MD FACS RVT CWSP
Medical DirectorMidHudson Regional Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine of Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Q: What was it like treating wound patients before working at the wound center?
A: Prior to joining wound center I was providing wound care to my patients as a part of my vascular surgery practice. Some of these