Wound Care in Reno, Nevada
Treatment for Chronic and Non-Healing Wounds
Many people have wounds that just won’t heal on their own. If you are one of them, the wound care specialists at Sierra Medical Center can help. We provide advanced treatment, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, to treat slow- and non-healing wounds.
Time to Get Help for a Chronic Wound
It’s time to seek professional care for your wound if it hasn’t improved significantly in one month, or hasn’t healed completely in two months. The wound care specialists at Sierra Medical Center will work with your doctor to create a treatment plan designed specifically for you.
Typical conditions we treat include:
- Arterial insufficiency
- Diabetic ulcers
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Trauma wounds
- Venous ulcers
- Wounds that require incision and drainage
Wound Care Treatment Options for Non-healing Wounds
Your treatment plan will be based on the type and severity of wound you have. We provide many treatment options, including:
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
- Debridement (removal of dead or infected tissue)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), you will lie in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber where you will breathe 100 percent pure oxygen. Therefore, this helps to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood to many times its normal level. This super-oxygenated blood then flows to tissue throughout the body to help it heal, fight off infection, decrease swelling, and aid in the growth of new blood vessels.
HBOT takes about 1.5 hours. Most wound-healing plans require an average of 30 to 40 hyperbaric oxygen therapies and sometimes more. The greatest benefit is attained when hyperbaric therapy is given five days per week over an extended period of time. Treatment is performed on an outpatient basis.
Heart Health and Wound Care
If your heart is not working properly, it can affect how quickly wounds heal. You may not be getting the proper oxygen and nutrients delivered to the wound area. Here are some tips to help you live a heart healthy life.
- Be active
- Don’t smoke
- Eat a healthy diet
- Get regular health screenings
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Make sleep a priority
- Manage your stress
If you need a referral to a physician at Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 775-356-6662.