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. In addition to wound healing services, our team can provide medical and surgical care to concerns involving prior surgery or amputations, extremity pain, general podiatric foot and ankle problems, and difficulty with infections.
Our team consists of world-recognized leaders in the field of diabetic limb salvage and functional reconstruction for the foot, leg and body. We have a team approach that consists of Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Podiatry, Orthopedic Surgery, Infectious Disease, Hyperbaric Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Rheumatology to handle many different complex problems.
Wound healing is complex and often involves many disciplines. Our wounds care specialists perform a series of diagnostic tests to evaluate you and your wound, focusing on the many factors that impact wound healing. Additional tests may be required to gather information on blood flow, tissue oxygenation, nutritional status and the presence of infection.
Once a cause is clearly identified and understood, we collaborate with your referring physician to develop an individualized treatment plan. This approach helps to assure that your physician knows about the treatments and medications you receive to help heal your wound.
We have extensive experience with some of the most advanced treatment options available for healing wounds. Treatment could begin during your first appointment. The method of treatment depends on the type and severity of the wound. Learn more about wound care treatments.
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We have a research team dedicated to finding new effective treatments to debilitating problems such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis disease, and many other ongoing trials. The research conducted by this team has changed clinical wound practice globally. We are often one of the first sites to test new therapies that can potentially improve outcomes.