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…
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.
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
- Application of biological skin substitutes which promote healing by adding growth factors and cellular components that chronic wounds are missing
- 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.