Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
If necessary, we provide referrals for conditions for these other CoxHealth specialties:
- Home health care
- Infectious disease
- Orthopedic surgery
- Orthotic care
- Pain clinic
- Physical therapy or lymphedema clinic
- Plastic surgery
- Podiatry care
- Vascular surgery
Wound Care FAQ
What is transcutaneous O2 measurement?
It’s a pain-free study to measure your circulation. Electrodes, similar to EKG patches, are placed on your skin. The results of this study inform the physician of your ability to heal and the best treatments options for you. The results are then sent to the physician who referred you to our center. If you’re a patient of our center, this test may be requested by one of your providers.
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you breathe 100 percent oxygen while in an acrylic, see-through chamber that’s pressurized to greater than one atmosphere (sea level). This delivers oxygen quickly in high concentrations to injured areas of your body through your blood stream, stimulating new blood vessel growth and increasing oxygenation. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can stop certain types of infection and enhance wound healing, including diabetic foot ulcers, radiation damage and failing surgical flaps.
Treatments are typically Monday through Friday for two hours each day. Depending on the diagnosis, treatments can last between four and eight weeks.
What kind of post-discharge healing process can I expect?
Once your wound closes, it may take weeks to months for it to heal completely. Our team educates you on the measures to keep your wounds closed. We’re always here to assist you.
What are CoxHealth's accreditations?
The CoxHealth Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center is also a DAN (Divers Alert Network) facility for diving emergencies. Our Springfield facility is accredited by UHMS, our Branson facility is currently in the accreditation process.
Our Springfield facility is accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society as Level One – with Distinction. This accreditation means our facility meets the highest standards of care and patient safety within the specialty of undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Our Branson facility is currently in the accreditation process.