Wound care and hyperbarics in Aurora, Colorado

For patients with acute, chronic or non-healing wounds, The Medical Center of Aurora’s (TMCA) Wound Care and Hyperbarics program offers evidence-based interventions that support healing. Using a multidisciplinary approach to wound treatment, our team employs the latest advances in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, while also addressing the patient’s underlying medical condition that contributes to compromised healing.

For more information about our wound care services, please call (303) 338-7151.

Wounds we treat at TMCA

Our program evaluates and treats both acute and chronic wounds. The types of wounds treated in our clinic include:

  • Arterial ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Infectious ulcers
  • Vasculitis ulcers
  • Diabetes wound/diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure wound/pressure ulcers
  • Collagen vascular disease
  • Burns
  • Complete ostomy care
  • Non-healing surgical incisions
  • Radiation therapy burns

Wound care and diabetes management

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can lead to serious complications if not treated properly. This also can lead to the development of wounds or diabetic foot ulcers, which may result in amputation. However, with the right diagnosis and proper management, patients can lead happy, healthy lives.

The Diabetes Education program at TMCA offers exceptional diabetes care to patients throughout Colorado, using individualized treatment plans tailored to specific needs and lifestyles. We work closely with each patient first to properly diagnose his or her condition and then to carefully manage the disease through nutrition, exercise, support and education.

Advanced wound care treatment

TMCA offers a complete spectrum of treatment options and modalities for wound care:

  • Mist ultrasound healing therapy
  • Sharp and mechanical debridement
  • Dressing changes
  • Enzymatic debridement agents
  • Topical medications
  • Compression therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (wound vac)
  • Wound/ostomy care
  • Bioengineered skin substitutes
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Patient/family education
  • Hyperbaric medicine (oxygen therapy)

Hyperbaric medicine

Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), involves breathing oxygen inside of a pressurized chamber. In the hyperbaric chamber, the lungs can collect more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. This oxygen is then carried throughout the body to promote healing. Conditions that are treated using HBOT include:

  • Gas gangrene
  • Crush injuries/compartment syndrome
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Radiation injuries
  • Skin grafts
  • Thermal burns

Our wound care team

The Wound Care and Hyperbarics clinical team includes specialists from several medical disciplines, working collaboratively to provide a comprehensive approach to healing. Our team includes credentialed hyperbaric medicine physicians, wound ostomy and continence nurses, certified hyperbaric technicians, diabetic educators, case managers and a dietitian.