Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine
915 East Fifth Street, Alton, Illinois
Saint Anthony's Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine is located on the Ground Floor of Saint Clare's Hospital in Alton, Illinois, and provides a wide range of therapies specifically designed to help promote the healing process. Some of the therapies provided by the staff include: Debridement, Nutritional Support, Infection Management, Compression Therapy, Occupational and Physical Therapy.
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
- Wounds that have not healed in several weeks
- Post-radiation tissue injury
- Diabetes-related foot and ankle ulcers
- Crush injuries
- Venous stasis or arterial insufficiency ulcers
- Wound caused by poor circulation or trauma
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Pressure ulcers
- Necrotizing soft issue infection
Sometimes wounds will not respond to general wound care treatments alone. For some patients, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) is an effective technology that supplements the other treatment methods used by physicians. HBO Therapy involves daily visits to the wound center for a period of 3-4 weeks, then follow-up wound care to monitor the healing process. During HBO Therapy, patients are placed in a pressurized chamber where they breathe 100% oxygen. This increases the presence of oxygen within the wound and thus aids in the healing and growth of new tissue.
Referring physicians work closely with physicians who complete intensive training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Specially-trained Registered Nurses Hyperbaric Oxygen Technicians work closely with physicians on developing individualized treatment plans for each patient. Once therapy is complete, patients return to their physicians for long-term, follow-up and monitoring.
To Schedule Your Appointment
For an appointment or more information, please call: 618/463-5300.