Healogics Blog

Why Choose a Wound Care Center?


If you are among the nearly 7 million Americans currently living with a chronic wound, you may need specialized care. Non-healing wounds can limit your quality of life and can even be life-threatening. The longer a chronic wound goes untreated, the greater your risk of infection. This could lead to hospitalizations, amputations or even death.

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Topics: Wound Treatments & HBOT, Year of Healing

When to Consider a Wound Care Specialist

 

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis.

Why Do Some Wounds Require Specialized Care?

Our human bodies have a remarkable ability to hea l but chronic disease , traumatic injuries and certain medications can compromise our immune systems making chronic wounds difficult to heal . In addition, i ncreased age, obesity, heart and vascular disease and cancer treatment are all factors that contribute to our in ability to heal wounds. Wh atever the cause, if a wound has not begun to heal within four weeks , it is less likely to achieve closure in the future meaning it i s time to see a wound care specialist .
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Topics: Wound Treatments & HBOT

AAWC HBO COVID Webinar Recap: The Effects of HBO Therapy on COVID Patients

 

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the AAWC sponsored a webinar. The webinar was on the use of HBO therapy for COVID patients. It was hosted by Dr. Tom Serena, past president of AAWC and Dr. Kerry Thibodeaux from Opelousas Medical Center in Louisiana.

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Topics: News, Wound Treatments & HBOT, COVID-19

What is Off-Loading?

 

Off-loading means not bearing weight. If your doctor recommends off-loading, you should not walk or bear weight on the extremity that has a wound or where a wound could develop. This includes your bottom or hips if you are bed or chair-bound.

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Topics: Wound Care, Wound Treatments & HBOT