For the majority of patients, the comprehensive services of Memorial Wound Care can produce complete healing. Our state-of-the-art Wound Care unit features spacious chambers and updated treatment rooms.
State-of-the-Art Wound Care for the Mississippi Gulf Coast
More than six million Americans suffer from chronic open wounds and sores which can become seriously infected, gangrenous and may eventually require amputation of a limb.
When left untreated, chronic wounds can diminish your quality of life and prevent you from doing the activities you enjoy.
Wounds that fail to heal properly can be the result of:
- Diabetic foot or leg ulcers
- Lower leg ulcers from poor circulation
- Chronic soft tissue infections
- Chronic bone infections
- Radiation tissue damage
- Compromised skin grafts or flaps
- Any condition that could lead to infection and amputation if not treated
Memorial Wound Care Services
Our board-certified wound care specialists use techniques such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapy, specialized dressings, compression dressings, minor debridements and total contact casting for the treatment of wounds that are acute or chronic and slow to heal.
Effective at-home care can also have a significant impact on wound recovery. Proper patient education and support are key parts of any care plan. Our team provides a range from recommending specialized equipment such as beds, to helping understand how wounds should be healing. Because studies show wounds heal slower for people with diets lacking in essential nutrients, we provide information about nutrition as part of treatment plans.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Memorial is Mississippi Gulf Coast’s only provider of 24/7 access to emergency and critical care hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT uses a special pressure chamber to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood. Oxygen is necessary for life and wound healing. Each treatment lasts 90 – 120 minutes depending on the cause of your non-healing wound.
Not everyone needs HBOT. In fact, less than 10% of our patients require HBO therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is just one of the tools in our wound care tool bag.
Medical Wound Treatments
The success of your treatment depends on following directions carefully and watching your progress closely. You will learn about caring for your wound at home including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from further injuries. We’re always here to answer questions and give you the support you need to heal.
A professional staff, capable and ready to help in any way, provides services including:
- Inpatient or outpatient routine dressing changes
- Specialized dressings and treatments
- Comprehensive leg and foot ulcer management
- Total contact casting
- Enterostomal therapy
- Nutrition counseling, education and prevention
- Care of nails or calluses
- Physician monitored hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Negative pressure therapy
- Antibiotic therapy
Memorial’s Wound Care Clinics
Memorial’s Wound Care Clinics are located in Gulfport and Wiggins. Our caring and capable staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for hyperbaric emergencies. A physician referral is not required.
Get Help for Hard-to-Heal Wounds
Memorial’s wound care specialists work to minimize the time it takes for wounds to heal and to prevent them from recurring. If you or someone in your family is suffering from an acute, chronic or non-healing wound and would like more information or to schedule an appointment, call (228) 867-4499.