When a wound simply won’t heal, specialized care can help you recover. At the Baptist Health Wound & Hyperbaric Centers in North Little Rock and Fort Smith, our physicians create and direct a customized course of treatment for patients with non-healing wounds, in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Patients are also involved in their plan of care, and help with their healing process by taking care of daily dressing changes and following a healthy lifestyle. Through our innovative approach to care and the expertise of our wound care specialists, we’re able to offer treatments a primary care clinic isn’t equipped to provide, including state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Conditions We Commonly Treat
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Non-Healing Surgical or Injury Sites
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Wound Care
The treatment program at Baptist Health Wound & Hyperbaric Centers involves regular visits to measure and evaluate the wound to ensure it’s healing properly, and to adjust treatment if needed. Special medications or procedures that will promote healing may also be used during the appointment. Our wide range of wound treatments include:
- Specialized Dressings
Our specialized dressings have medicines or chemicals within the fibers to promote healing and limit the potential for infection. Dressings come in different levels of absorbency, depending on need.
- Specialized Outer Wraps
Specialized outer wraps provide extra compression to help a wound heal correctly or hold the rest of the dressing in place.
Some wounds have unhealthy tissue in the wound bed, which is removed during debridement to allow healthy tissue to grow.
- Infection Control
Any time there is an open wound, there is a chance for infection. Wounds need to be monitored for infection and treated, if necessary.
- Bio-synthetic Grafts
Synthetic skin substitutes may be needed to promote growth and development of skin during healing.
- Vacuum-assisted Wound Closure
Vacuum-assisted wound closure continuously removes debris and infectious material from the wound surface and promotes healing.
- Nutritional Guidance
Nutritional guidance helps you consume the vitamins, minerals and proteins your wound needs to heal properly.
- Additional Medical Tests
To identify the underlying cause of why a wound won’t heal, additional medical tests may be needed.
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
For selected cases, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be needed to promote angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels into wounded tissues) and to help fight certain types of infections. This type of treatment involves the patient being placed in a large, single person chamber, breathing 100% oxygen under pressure greater than one atmosphere absolute (ATA). Therapy is performed under the supervision of the physician and a specially-trained technician.
- Transcutaneous Oximetry Measurement (TCOM)
Transcutaneous Oximetry Measurement (TCOM) is a non-invasive test for peripheral vascular disease.
If you’d like to learn more about the Baptist Health Wound & Hyperbaric Centers, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-227-8478. You can also request an appointment with one of our expert specialists.
Baptist Health Wound & Hyperbaric Center-North Little Rock
3333 Springhill Drive
North Little Rock
Baptist Health Wound & Hyperbaric Center-Fort Smith
1001 Towson Avenue