Wound Clinic & Hyperbaric Medicine

Wound Clinic & Hyperbaric Medicine

The Wound Clinic is an interdisciplinary outpatient clinic. Here, patients are treated for complicated, traumatic, or disease related wounds and swelling. We offer a variety of advanced techniques that can help you heal faster.

Lymphedema, which is a condition of persistent swelling, can occur after certain cancer surgeries where lymphnodes are removed. Swelling can also slow down the rate of healing in wounds. Healthcare providers can refer their patients to this Clinic for treatment that utilizes advanced techniques by staff who are specialize in Wounds and Lymphedema. In 2007, we will offer a Hyperbaric Medicine program.

Our staff includes doctors, certified wound and ostomy nursing, certified lymphedema therapist, and wound technicians. We are able to offer referral services for nutrition counseling and orthotic/prosthetic services for diabetic patients. By having a variety of staff to assist your specific needs, we help reduce your time spent trying to find the appropriate providers for your problem.

Hyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses a special chamber to allow a person to receive high levels of oxygen in the blood. This means that the air inside the pressurized chamber is typically two times greater than normal atmospheric pressure. This leads to your blood carrying larger amounts of oxygen—wounds can heal more readily because of increased blood supply caused by hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

For years hyperbaric oxygen has been the definitive treatment for decompression sickness, air embolism, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Today it is used as an adjunctive therapy for deep-seated bone and soft tissue infections, non-healing wounds, preservation of compromised soft tissue flaps and grafts, and the management of wounds in radiated tissue.

Some of the conditions for which hyperbaric therapy can be helpful include:

  • Gas gangrene
  • Decompression sickness (for example, a diving injury)
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Wound healing
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Radiation tissue damage
  • Skin grafts and flaps

A hyperbaric chamber is necessary to adjust the ambient pressure required for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. At normal sea level pressure, breathing 100 percent oxygen will not achieve healing results. Our hyperbaric chamber allows us to safely and effectively deliver 100 percent oxygen at increased pressures.

Location

Bozeman Deaconess Wound Clinic
905 Highland Blvd., Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-5512

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James T. Marshall PA-C
Bozeman Deaconess Wound Clinic
905 Highland Blvd., Suite 4350
Bozeman, MT 59715
Eric Johnson MD
Bozeman Deaconess Wound Clinic
905 Highland Blvd., Suite 4350
Bozeman, MT 59715
Karen E. Claes PA-C
Bozeman Deaconess Wound Clinic
905 Highland Blvd., Suite 4350
Bozeman, MT 59715
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