We offer patients access to state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care using a variety of clinical treatments, therapies and other various support services.
Our Agnesian Wound Care team is led by Jon Moen, MD, general surgeon and medical director, in collaboration with Jonathan Stroebel, DPM, a podiatrist (foot and ankle physician) with our Agnesian Foot Clinic. In addition, we have a team of nurse practitioners. Our physicians and healthcare professionals remain committed to helping you receive the care you need.
Who Benefits From Wound Care?
If you have a wound that has not begun to heal within four weeks, or is not completely healed in six weeks, you may benefit from the therapies we offer. If you have diabetic ulcers, traumatic wounds, burns or other chronic non-healing wounds, ask your provider if Agnesian Wound Care is right for you.
Indications for advanced wound care:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Skin tears
- Post-surgical incisions
- Radiation wounds
- Traumatic injuries
- Any wound that has not shown signs of improvement in 30 days
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
Hyperbaric oxygen is a treatment, in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen intermittently while inside a treatment chamber at a pressure higher than sea level pressure. The treatment quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, and assists in the healing process. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation.
HBOT can help reduce swelling, fight infection, and build new blood vessels, and produces healthy tissue.
Here at Agnesian Wound Care, we have clear chambers that are equipped with televisions and comfortable bedding so patients are free to rest comfortably during their treatment. Once you are comfortably positioned inside the chamber, the pressure will gradually increase and the temperature will temporarily rise. The temperature is maintained at a personal comfort. You may experience fullness in your ears as a result of the increased pressure. If that occurs, the technician will instruct you on how to clear the pressure such as you may have experienced on an airplane. Most treatment sessions in the chamber last approximately 90 minutes.
Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Ulcers of the lower extremities
- Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Compromised skin grafts
- Progressive necrotizing infections
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
- Crush injuries
- Gas gangrene