The JRMC Wound Center is an important resource for patients in Southeast Arkansas with chronic, non-healing wounds. Patients range from victims of automobile accidents to those with skin problems related to diabetes. The Wound Center’s specially trained team of physicians and nurses uses cutting-edge treatments and evidence-based clinical protocols to provide superior healing outcomes.
Some of the most effective treatment involves the use of the Wound Center’s two hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a process where patients breathe 100% oxygen at 2 to 3 times greater pressure than normal. This elevated pressure within the chamber results in a 10-15 fold increase in plasma oxygen concentration, which produces a number of healing benefits at the site of the wound. The treatment also encourages new blood vessels to form, which deliver even more oxygen to the affected areas creating an optimal environment for the body's natural healing processes.