At any given time, almost six million Americans suffer from problem wounds — wounds that have not started to heal in four weeks or are not completely healed in eight weeks.
Mount Nittany Health Center for Wound Care specializes in treatments for a variety of wounds. The diabetes foot clinic works in collaboration with our Center for Wound Care.
Our team specializes in the following areas:
We also have experience with:
Patients undergo a thorough diagnostic exam to identify the type of wound and any underlying problems causing the delay in its healing process.
When identified, a tailored treatment plan is initiated based on the most-effective ways to heal the wound. Treatment options that may be considered include:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Infectious disease management
The orthotics department coordinates and participates in the examination and evaluation of patient needs for devices to support or immobilize affected limbs. This department oversees the design and fabrication of orthotic devices.
Working from a prescription by a physician, our certified orthotist creates devices to support weakened body parts, as well as correct body impairments caused by or related to conditions such as cerebral palsy, diabetes, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, malformation of bones, spinal cord injuries and musculoskeletal injuries.
Located at the Mount Nittany Center for Wound Care, the orthotics department provides services to patients there and at the Medical Center.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a procedure during which a patient breathes 100 percent pure oxygen while reclining in a pressurized chamber. This delivery of a high concentration of oxygen to the bloodstream and to the wound bed rapidly accelerates the healing process. It also stimulates growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation.