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Wound Care

Advanced Wound Treatments

The cause of chronic wounds vary, so we tailor therapies that are responsive to these differences. The Advanced Wound Center offers many care options to provide the best path to healing, which can include some of the following therapies:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a highly effective treatment for a variety of conditions that include wounds related to diabetes or radiation injury,  infections of the bone or skin, skin grafts with questionable blood supply, and chronic wounds that haven't improved in four or more weeks.

  • With this medical treatment a patient will lay inside a clear-sided chamber and breathes 100% oxygen that is pressurized. The pressure is not uncomfortable or even noticeable for most patients after they get used to the feeling. 
  • BJC's Advanced Wound Center is the only wound care provider in St. Charles County with trained hyperbaric oxygen therapy specialists.

Debridement is the process of removing dead tissue from wounds. 

Revascularization restores perfusion to a body part or organ that has suffered ischemia.

Bioengineered Skin Substitutes
Bioengineered skin forms a biological skin substitute for damaged cells.

Compression Therapy
Compression therapy is an advanced treatment for recurrent venous leg ulcers, that can help restore blood flow activity. Compression therapy systems can include hosiery, tubular bandages or other bandage systems.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) uses a vacuum dressing to encourage healing in acute or chronic wounds and augment healing of second and third degree burns.

Overcoming Cancer and Claustrophobia on the Journey to Good Health

The cancer treatments that 63 year-old Marty Kane received had damaged his gums to the point where his teeth began breaking. An oral surgeon recommend the Advanced Wound Center to expedite the healing process.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) was Marty's best option, but there was just one problem: Marty was claustrophobic and seeing the HBOT unit made him unsure whether or not he could go through with the therapy.

Read the rest of this story to see how the Advanced Wound Center team worked with Marty to alleviate his fears and get him back on the road to health.

To schedule an initial evaluation, please call 636.614.3096.
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Advanced Wound Center BJC Outpatient Care Center
2630 Highway K
O’Fallon, Missouri 63368

Listen to Stephanie Sandberg, DO, discuss hard-to-heal wounds.
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