Hackettstown Medical Center's Wound Healing Center is staffed with expert doctors and clinical staff all specialists in the latest therapeutic methods of wound management and wound healing.

Individuals who suffer from wounds that are not healing should call the Wound Healing Center at (908) 979-8788. No Physician referral is needed.

Wound Healing

Healing is typically a natural process, but for diabetics and patients with certain skin, bone, and tissue conditions, healing is not something that can ever be taken for granted. Even for an otherwise healthy individual, generally any wound that fails to show signs of significant healing within 30 days should be evaluated by a physician immediately. Fortunately, Hackettstown Medical Center's Wound Healing Center is staffed with expert doctors and clinical staff all specialists in the latest therapeutic methods of wound management and wound healing. Individuals who suffer from wounds that are not healing should call the Wound Healing Center at (908) 979-8788.

Dedicated to Healing the Most Difficult Wounds
The causes of wounds are complex our panel of physicians has expertise in all of the major areas of medicine necessary to handle the varied circumstances and challenges of treating non-healing wounds. They can readily evaluate a wound and outline a specific treatment plan personalized for each patient. The Wound Healing Center offers a comprehensive range of programs for highly effective wound management, including advanced treatment modalities such as transcutaneous oxygen measurement, dressing changes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and wound debridement.

The Wound Healing Center specializes in treating patients with the following conditions:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Skin tears
  • Any wound that has not
    shown signs of improvement within 30 days

  • Burns
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Radiation wounds
  • Post surgical incision

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Twenty percent of wound treatment plans require the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment that increases the amount of oxygen in the patients blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma and into the wounds to heal them. HBOT chambers surround patients with 100% oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. The Center has two hyperbaric chambers.

Conditions for HBOT include:

  • Diabetic ulcers of the lower extremities
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Compromised skin grafts
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Actinomycosis
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Crush injuries
  • Gas gangrene

The HBOT chamber resembles a reclining bed inside a large, clear acrylic shell. Patients are able to listen to music or watch television and movies while undergoing treatment. The only physical sensation from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrums, such as that felt on a landing airplane.

Each member of the Wound Healing Centers attentive and skilled nursing staff has received special training and certification to care for patients while they are in the chamber. Eric L. Gross, M.D., FACS, serves as Medical Director of the Wound Healing Center.

For More Information
If you or someone you know is at risk and/or has a slow-healing wound that has not seen improvement in 30 days, seek the advice of your doctor and contact the Wound Healing Center for information or to make an appointment. One of our specially trained panel physicians will evaluate your wound and determine the best course of treatment. You may reach the Wound Healing Center at (908) 979-8788.

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