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We're on the leading edge of wound care.

Allen Hospital Wound & Hyperbaric Center, managed by Healogics, Inc., provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing.

That's where our Wound & Hyperbaric Center can help. With leading edge treatments available including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetes education, and other areas to address total patient health.

Patients may self-refer or be referred by their primary care provider. 

Partnership with the leading wound care management team leads to successful healing.

Through our partnership with Healogics, Allen Hospital is able to offer a comprehensive center offering specialized wound care. Healogics is the world's largest wound care management company with nearly 800 hospital partners delivering excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. Healogics has been the leader in wound care for over 20 years, offering the most advanced modalities such as adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). In addition to HBOT, we also employ the use of negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

Of special importance to Allen Hospital, Healogics Centers traditionally achieve excellent clinical outcomes, including high limb salvage rates, a 91% healing rate within 30 median days-to-heal, and extremely high patient satisfaction.

We have a comprehensive team of wound care specialists.

Allen Wound & Hyperbaric Center is designed to complement your physicians' services and is committed to the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds. The Center is made up of a team of professionals, including:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds 
  • Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies 
  • Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing 
  • A personalized wound treatment program

Chronic Wounds: A Growing Problem

It is estimated that 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow at more than two percent for the next decade. The rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Chronic wounds represent a cost of more than $50 billion to the healthcare system. More than 29 million people (9.5% of population) have diabetes in the United States (US) and almost two million of those people annually will develop a diabetic foot ulcer or other non-healing wound. Advanced wound care aims to prevent amputations and heal patients in a faster and more cost-effective way.

At the Allen Wound & Hyperbaric Center, we follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We utilize the latest approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.

Conditions Treated

Conditions treated include, but are not limited to:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Soft tissue radiation injuries
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Burns
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Malignant wounds
  • Venous leg ulcer