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Wound Care in St. Charles County
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Wound Care in St. Charles County

Healing Acute and Chronic Wounds

The Advanced Wound Center treats both acute and chronic wounds. Acute wounds might be the result of a burn, fall or other injury. Chronic wounds, on the other hand, are harder to heal wounds that have been present for months or even years. The most common wounds treated include diabetic wounds, venous stasis ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds, as well as arterial ulcers, complex soft-tissue wounds, infected wounds and traumatic wounds.

Offering Advanced Treatments

Patients at the Advanced Wound Center can expect a customized evaluation and treatment plan, followed by education focused on minimizing the recurrence of the wound. To provide the best path to healing, the team offers comprehensive modalities, from topical treatments to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a highly effective treatment for a variety of conditions including chronic wounds that haven’t improved, wounds related to diabetes or radiation injury and infections of the bone or deep tissues. In a glass chamber, patients breathe in 100% pressurized oxygen which forces it to areas that may be lacking or in need of extra oxygen to encourage healing. Conducted by a certified hyperbaric technician under the supervision of a physician, each session of hyperbaric oxygen therapy lasts two hours and occurs every day Monday through Friday for usually six weeks. However, visual improvements in wounds can often be seen within just two or three weeks.

With state-of-the-art treatments like hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a collaborative and personalized approach, the team at the Advanced Wound Center is healing patients and getting them back to their lives sooner.

Stephanie Sandberg, DO, is a member of BJC Medical Group at Progress West and is part of the medical team at the Advanced Wound Center in O’Fallon. To schedule an appointment at the Advanced Wound Center, self-refer by calling 636.614.3096 or speak with your primary care physician for a referral.

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