Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Treatment for Chronic Wounds in Central Minnesota

Coping with chronic, non-healing wounds can be both frustrating and time-consuming, but help is available.

CentraCare Wound Centers offer chronic wound care management in an outpatient setting. The centers use a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based approach to treat those suffering from slow-to-heal or non-healing wounds.

CentraCare Wound Centers serve patients with:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Wounds still present after recent revascularization procedures
  • Wound or tissue damage as a result of radiation therapy in the past
  • Edema therapy
  • Lymphedema therapy (Offered at Willmar & Redwood location only)
  • Bone infections
  • Stoma/ostomy management (Offered at Willmar & Redwood location only. St. Cloud patients are treated by wound care nurses at St. Cloud Hospital)
  • Traumatic wounds and burns
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Wounds that haven't healed within 30 days

CentraCare Wound Centers treat each patient individually. Treatment options include:

  • Vascular evaluation
  • Wound debridement
  • Cellular- or tissue-based product application
  • Compression therapy
  • Pressure off-loading
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)

To help in your healing, those who meet criteria may be referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a simple but effective treatment in which you breathe pure oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. The chamber has clear sides through which you can see your surroundings. It is in a comfortable treatment room equipped with television and videos.

The therapy quickly and safely delivers high concentrations of oxygen to your bloodstream, which helps increase your body’s own natural wound-healing abilities.

As A New Patient

Upon referral, you will have an examination to identify the type of wound you have and its underlying causes. Once completed, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be started based on the most effective treatment options.