Hyperbaric Therapy / Wound Care
The hyperbaric and wound clinic at Morehouse General Hospital specializes in the treatment of hard-to-heal sores, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, chronic venous stasis ulcers and traumatic injuries. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, treatment plans are individualized to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our team works with primary care physicians and other specialists to treat wounds that have not responded to traditional treatment methods. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) may be prescribed for some patients with slow-healing wounds. HBOT is used to put more oxygen into the blood system to promote wound healing, delivering 10 times more oxygen to the wound that it would normally get. This results in faster healing, improved outcomes, and improved quality of life.
Hyperbaric Therapy is an effective treatment for:
- Acute Arterial Insufficiency with Occlusion
- Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
- Mechanical Complication of Flaps or grafts
- Progressive Necrotizing Infections
- Acute Traumatic Peripheral Ischemia
- Gas Gangrene
- Soft Tissue Radionecrosis
- Diabetic Ulcer Lower Extremity
Our clinic is open Monday – Friday from 6 am – 2 pm and is located on the 1st floor of the hospital, with access on the Durham side of the hospital near the Emergency Department. We offer our patients transportation to hyperbaric appointments.