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Wounds are debilitating and millions of people are living with chronic wounds in the United States. Chronic wounds are more prevalent among the 30.3 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, who have a 25 percent risk of developing a foot ulcer. Increased age, obesity, heart and vascular disease, cancer treatment and traumatic injury may also contribute to non-healing wounds.

 

Chronic Wounds can have serious consequences and non-healing wounds require specialized care because underlying, complex conditions prevent the wound from going through the expected healing stages. The longer a chronic wound goes untreated, the greater your risk of infection, amputation and other complications.

 

Each year, about 80,000 adults with diabetes undergo a leg or foot amputation due to a non-healing wound, 80 percent of which started with an ulcer. Treating these ulcers early and with the most appropriate wound healing management is key to avoiding amputation.

 

The purpose of wound care is to help you heal faster so you can get back to your life. A chronic wound can detract from your quality of life and prevent you from doing things you enjoy. Healogics provides standard and advanced wound care therapies that can stimulate healing, often when you have exhausted all other traditional therapies. We understand the complex nature of chronic wounds and take a holistic approach, which is vital for effective wound healing.

 

This is why Columbia County Health System, in partnership with Healogics, has built the most advanced wound treatment center in the region. Our providers use advanced treatments and diagnostics to achieve a comprehensive healing rate of 74.06% . The wound center resources include lab and diagnostics, imaging, debridement, specialized overlays, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy if needed.

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HbOT) allows patients to breath 100% oxygen at 2.5 times atmospheric pressure increasing oxygen levels in the blood and tissues around the wound to enhance the body's natural ability to heal while also strengthening the immune system. HbOT heals the wound from the inside out

 

Our goal is to prevent chronic wounds from impacting our patients lives so that they can live pain free without the fear of infection or possible amputation. Common wounds treated at our wound care center are: