Treating difficult wounds in Southern Nevada

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Sometimes wounds do not heal as quickly as you would like them to. Several factors can delay wound healing including infection, poor blood supply, diabetes or patients not able to participate in their own care. Regardless of the reason, MountainView Hospital is here to assist you with your wound care needs. Our wound care and hyperbaric team consists of registered nurses, hyperbaric technicians, podiatrists, and general, vascular and plastic surgeons.

To find a physician specializing in wound care and hyperbaric medicine at MountainView Hospital, call us at (702) 962-7550.

Slow-healing wound factors

In order for you to receive proper healing for your wounds, it is important to identify the different factors that could cause slow wound healing. Some of the factors could include:

  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Vascular/arterial diseases
  • Infection
  • Poor nutrition
  • Age

Wound care treatment

Treatment for your wound depends on the type of wound that you have. We are proud to offer surgical wound care and therapeutic methods to heal you.

Hyperbarics (HBO) can sometimes be the key to stimulate a difficult to heal wound when everything else has failed. HBO delivers 100 percent oxygen under pressure in a large and comfortable chamber. Patients can relax while listening to music or watching television. HBO stimulates wound healing by saturating the wound with 100 percent oxygen from the inside out. This can decrease swelling, infection and pain associated with both.

HBO treatments are typically prescribed five days a week for approximately one hour each day for a duration of 20 days or longer. Treatment is dependent on your treatment plan and the type of wound you have. Other wound care treatment we offer include:

  • Debridement
  • Compression therapy
  • Antibiotics
  • Negative pressure
  • Skin grafts
To find a physician specializing in wound care and hyperbaric medicine at MountainView Hospital, call us at (702) 962-7550.