Wound Clinic & Hyperbaric Medicine
The Wound Clinic is an interdisciplinary outpatient clinic where 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. We understand your lifestyle is important to you and want
to get you back to the things you enjoy most. Our evidence based techniques
help the healing process and reduce scarring.
Our staff includes physicians who are board certified in Wound Care and
Hyperbaric Medicine, 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.
Lymphedema, a condition of persistent swelling, can occur after certain
cancer surgeries where lymph nodes are removed. Swelling can slow down
the rate of healing in wounds. Healthcare providers can refer their patients
to the Clinic for treatment using advanced techniques by staff who specialize
in Wounds and Lymphedema.
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 radated tissue.
Our hyperbaric facility offers Sechrist monoplace chambers. 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.
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
Bozeman Health Wound Clinic & Hyperbarbic Medicine
TEL: (406) 414-5512
935 Highland Blvd., Suite 2180
Bozeman, MT 59715
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
New Patient Paperwork
Consent for Treatment
Patient History/Pre-Admission Form