Innovative therapies for chronic wounds.

It is estimated that 6 million Americans suffer from chronic non-healing wounds. Our goal is to support the healing process of painful, chronic wounds which have not shown improvement after 30 days of traditional wound care. Palmetto Health has a broad range of treatment options for patients who need specialized wound care, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Indications for wound care treatment include:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous stasis
  • Vasculitic ulcers
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Complex soft-tissue wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Infected wounds

Indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) wound care treatment include:

  • Chronic osteomyelitis
  • Crush injury; compartment syndrome
  • Gas gangrene
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Late radiation tissue injury
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Thermal burns      
  • Compromised skin graft/flap
  • Arterial insufficiency

Our Services

Advanced Wound Care
Advanced Wound Care in West Columbia offers state-of-the-art treatment for chronic wounds that do not yet require hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). In addition, our program offers outpatient HBOT for more advanced wounds. HBOT is used to treat chronic severe wounds and infections that are not healing due to oxygen deprivation. Services include excisional and selective debridement, use of cellular and acellular grafts and matrix, negative pressure wound management, total contact casts, advanced wound dressings and topical ointments and multilayer compression therapy. Click here for more information.

Hyperbaric Medicine Services
Palmetto Health Hyperbaric Medicine Services treats outpatients in addition to acutely ill and ventilator-dependent trauma patients. We focus on advanced hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and have consults available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from our team of specialized physicians. We are also home to an international hyperbaric medicine training program. Click here for more information.