Most wounds heal with gauze, tape, and patience. The types of wounds treated at the Methodist Wound Treatment Center are more complex and difficult to treat. They may have been present for a long time, show no signs of improvement, or continue to recur despite conventional treatments. Complicating the situation may be a medical problem such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. The Methodist Wound Treatment Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is conveniently located to Knoxville and provides expert staff who will provide you with individualized care to heal your wound and get you back to the life you love.
There are several reasons that wounds do not heal, and the Methodist Wound Treatment Center’s highly trained physician specialists and nurses look at the total picture: beginning with diagnosis and continuing through treatment and prevention of recurrence. We use advanced wound care treatments for patients with conditions such as…
Methodist’s Wound Treatment Center
is located at
160A West Tennessee Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 835-3740
Fax: (865) 835-3742
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Wound Center is located on the
Methodist Medical Center campus in
Oak Ridge, Tennessee and is easily accessible
from West Knoxville. Patients enjoy
convenient, free parking adjacent to
the Wound Treatment Center.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is one of several advanced treatment options offered at the Methodist Wound Treatment Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. HBOT has helped numerous people overcome these conditions and return to healthier, happier lifestyles. This treatment works in three major ways: It stimulates the formation of new blood vessels, improves the flow of oxygen into tissues, and increases the formation fibrous tissues. In short, HBOT allows for an increase of 10 times in plasma oxygen concentration, thereby accelerating the wound healing process. For more information for patients receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy, click here.
Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Refractory osteomyelitis
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
- Compromised skin graft/flap
- Crush injuries
- Necrotizing infections
- Gas gangrene
- Arterial insufficiency
- Acute CO poisoning
The staff of the Methodist Wound Treatment Center also treats patients with…
- Diabetic Wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Vasculitic ulcers
- Complex soft tissue wounds
- Traumatic wounds
- Infected wounds
Treatments may include…
- Cleaning the wound and applying topical medications
- Wound vac therapy to promote tissue granulation on the cellular level and to draw the edges of the wound together
- Use of Dermagraft, a substance that consists of cultured, living fibroblast cells grown from human skin cells in a laboratory
- Apligraf, a unique substance created from cells found in healthy human skin
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy to stimulate the formation of new blood vessels, improve the flow of oxygen into tissues, and increase the formation fibrous tissues, all of which are needed to promote healing.
Expert Physicians, Expert Care
Our team of experts includes physicians specially trained in hyperbaric medicine and advanced wound care. Meet the staff who will provide you with excellent care; click here.
Typically, patients are referred to the center by their primary care doctor or other specialist. We will, however, schedule an evaluation without a referral. Appointments may be made by calling (865) 835-3740.
Services are covered by most insurance companies, Medicare, and TennCare, although some insurance companies require a referral from your doctor and prior approval. Our staff will assist you with insurance issues.
What Our Patients Say
At 87, Hoyt Padgett of Oak Ridge has no intention of slowing down. But a heal spur that developed into a bone infection threatened to keep him from the grocery industry he has been a part of for most of his life. But with specialized wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Padgett is back on his feet and back to the job he loves. Read More.
Dr. Otto Schwarz of Solway, 68, was enjoying an active life after retiring from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Then, one misstep changed his life. The professor emeritus of UT’s Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology and former director of the Division of Biology has spent nearly a year recovering from a severe wound. With help from the Methodist Wound Treatment Center, he's back on his feet and back to the active life he loves. Read more.
Neuropathy resulting from diabetes had masked the pain of a foot wound for Robert Shim of Oak Ridge. The sore developed from an infection in his foot and by the time it was discovered, it required surgery. To ensure Shim's wound healed completely and quickly, he began treatment at the Methodist Wound Treatment Center where they healed his wound and back on his feet. Read more.
David Borst of Rockwood has had more than his share of health concerns that have led to a series of wounds that would not heal. But thanks to the Wound Treatment Center at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, he is beginning to see improvements. Borst is receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wound care including treatment with apligraf, a unique substance created from cells found in healthy human skin. Read more.
To learn more about the Wound Treatment Center, click here to download a brochure.