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Wound care

Wound care involves medical interventions to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are nonhealing or refuse to heal on their own. A vital aspect of treatment includes learning how to properly dress and care for a wound.

Wound care specialists in Plano, Texas

If you have a chronic or non-healing wound, the wound care center at Medical City Plano can help.

If you have a chronic or non-healing wound, the wound care center at Medical City Plano can help. Using advanced technology and a multidisciplinary model of care, we are able to address your total health and get you on the path to wound healing and limb preservation.

Outpatient wound care program

Wounds come from a variety of different medical conditions, and they don't heal for many reasons, including poor diabetes management, inadequate circulation, vascular disease and immobility. If a wound is not properly managed or addressed quickly enough, it can result in the need for amputation.

If you are a candidate for our outpatient program, the wound care center will immediately work with you and your doctor to deliver the following:

  • Assessment and ongoing care from a highly skilled team of wound care specialists
  • Intensive plan of care to bring you the most appropriate and effective treatments
  • Advanced therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Education for you and your family to help healing happen at home, including resources related to prevention, nutrition, hygiene and more
  • Ongoing communication and collaboration with you and your doctor so you can each remain informed about your progress

What to expect at your wound care appointment

After referral to the wound care center, you will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. These tests may include laboratory evaluation, radiology, transcutaneous oxygen testing or vascular studies.

The initial appointment consists of a full assessment to determine the source of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, your overall health status and your ability to comply with the therapies you need.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy HBOT for wounds and vascular disease

HBOT is a noninvasive procedure during which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while fully enclosed in a specially designed chamber at increased atmospheric pressure.

With an oxygen-rich environment, the body's natural wound-healing mechanisms are able to function more effectively, drastically speeding up the healing process of chronic wounds.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to support healing in conditions involving traumatic injury, infection, inflammation or edema.

Benefits of HBOT therapy

Our hyperbaric oxygen chambers use the latest technology and include a patient-friendly pressurization alternative to minimize complications from middle ear and sinus barotraumas (injuries caused by increased air or water pressure) without increasing compression time. HBOT therapy also allows:

  • An increase in oxygen concentration in all body tissues
  • Growth of new blood vessels to locations with decreased circulation
  • Treatment of new infections

Limb preservation

At Medical City Plano, we offer a limb preservation program to help patients preserve mobility and prevent the need for amputation. Program specialists provide advanced care for non-healing wounds and help reduce pain for patients with acute and chronic conditions.

Wound care treatments and insurance

Many health plans cover wound care treatments. Call us at (214) 473-7671 to determine what your specific plan covers.

Our Wound care Locations

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Medical City Plano Hospital
3901 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075
 (972) 596 - 6800

Currently Viewing:

Medical City Plano Hospital
3901 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075
 (972) 596 - 6800
Medical City Dallas Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000

7.5 miles

Medical City McKinney Hospital
4500 Medical Center Dr
McKinney, TX 75069
 (972) 547 - 8000

12.2 miles