Wound Care Center/HyperbaricTherapy
General Wound Care
Uvalde Memorial Hospital's Wound Care Center treats problem wounds that are not healing properly. Wound healing is a complex process and when healing is disrupted, specialized intervention is often necessary. The Wound Care Center takes an intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to focus on healing wounds as rapidly as possible and treating the underlying causes that compromise the healing process.
A surprising number of people require wound care at some point in their lives. A minimum of 15 percent of patients with diabetes will have chronic, non-healing wounds during their lifetimes. There are many other conditions that can contribute to non-healing wounds, such as peripheral vascular disease, arterial or venous ulcers, traumatic injury, radiation therapy, lymphedema and complications following surgery.
A wound is an injury that causes a break in the skin. A wound may be an abrasion (scrape), puncture (hole), or incision (cut). This may occur anywhere on the body. The wound may be deep and cause injury to muscles, blood vessels, nerve, bones, and other body parts. It may sometime lead to severe loss of blood and tissue. A wound may also become infected when bacteria (germs) get into it.
Wound care is a procedure to clean the wound and prevent or stop infection. It helps the wound heal better and faster. During the procedure, caregivers will clean the wound through a sterile technique.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Uvalde Memorial Hospital's Wound Care Center also offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for treatment of problematic wounds, which benefit from the high-intensity oxygenation this therapy provides. HBOT is also used to treat the effects of radiation, poorly healing skin flaps and grafts, infected bone, decompression sickness and variety of other illnesses.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center is an experienced provider of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in South Texas, providing exceptional care to patients since 1997. Currently, our Wound Care Center is proud to have 3 Hyperbaric chambers available to patients.
*For more detailed information regarding both our wound care and hyperbaric treatment services, please view Patient Information.
Wound Care Center
Monday - Friday: 7AM- 4:30PM
830-278-6251 ext. 1377
1025 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, Texas 78801
*On the corner of Puccini Lane and Kessler Drive.*