Monday Health Minute | Published July 28, 2013

Wound Care

  • At any given time, almost six million Americans suffer from problem wounds.

  • Problem wounds are wounds that have not started to heal in four weeks or are not completely healed in eight weeks.

  • Types of wounds needing care are diabetic wounds, pressure wounds, venous wounds, burns, acute trauma and more.

  • A type of treatment is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while reclining in a pressurized chamber, rapidly accelerating the healing process.

  • Mount Nittany Health Center for Wound Care specializes in the treatment of problem wounds.