Center for Wound Healing

Healing Wounds

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. 

We treat the following conditions: 

  • Abdominal wounds
  • Achilles tendon wounds
  • Arterial leg and ankle ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers of the foot – “blood flow” problems with sores
  • Breast wound
  • Bunions and sports injuries
  • Charcot foot – a condition in which the small bones of the foot become misaligned, leading to foot deformity. It is a problem that can evolve as a result of nerve damage.
  • Chest or back wound
  • Diabetic foot ulcers/wounds
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Foot infection/infected or ingrown toenails
  • Foot pain, injuries, fracture of the foot/ankle
  • Gangrene – dry
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel pain
  • Hidradenitis – boils or sores in groin or armpits
  • Leg wounds
  • Osteomyelitis – “bone infection” of the lower extremity, foot and ankle
  • Pilonidal cysts Post-surgical complications from orthopedic surgery (total joints, trauma), foot and ankle surgery, abdominal surgery)
  • Post surgical complications of the foot/ankle
  • Radiated wounds
  • Diabetic foot evaluation
  • Venous stasis ulcers – swelling around ankle area or legs with possible sores

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

For wounds that won't heal through traditional treatments, hyperbaric oxygen thearpy can help. This treatment consists of breathing 100 percent oxygen in a carefully, pressurized chamber elevated to 2 to 3 times the normal atmospheric pressure.