|Wound Healing Center||For more information,
call 253-804-HEAL (4325)
Wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
The Wound Healing Center at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center can help patients suffering from chronic, non-healing wounds due to diabetes, poor circulation and other conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists uses proven clinical practice guidelines for wound care and state-of-the-art therapies to treat wounds that resist healing.
A wound that has not begun to heal in two weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks may benefit from our specialized care. The center’s caring physicians and staff design a plan of care based on patient need and other related conditions to heal the wound as quickly as possible.
Types of wounds treated
The Wound Healing Center treats many types of wounds, including:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The Wound Healing Center is one of only a few centers in Western Washington to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen helps the body’s oxygen-dependent wound healing mechanisms function more efficiently. While enclosed in a chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure, patients breathe pure oxygen, saturating their blood plasma and allowing it to carry from 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body’s tissues. The treatments are administered in a comfortable environment where patients can watch TV or a DVD, or listen to music.
Conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
- Soft tissue radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Compromised skin grafts/flaps
- Gas gangrene
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Crush injury
- Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
For more information, call 253-804-HEAL(4325).