Wound treatment in Trinity, Florida
If you or a loved one has been living with a chronic wound, it can be debilitating to your physical and emotional health. At our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, our experienced team provides expert, compassionate care to bring hope, healing and relief from pain.
For more information on the treatments provided at our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, please contact our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (727) 834-5630.
Expert wound treatment
The skilled physicians and nurses at Medical Center at Trinity provide high-quality wound care to patients in Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
Patients choose our Center for wound care because we offer:
- Personalized therapies—We develop treatment plans personalized to your unique needs, based on our diagnosis and using the latest therapies to promote healing.
- Compassionate care—Chronic wounds can be excruciating and can create worry and stress. Our experienced team of wound care professionals provides expert care with a comforting touch.
- Local physicians and staff—Our wound care team members live in the same community as our patients and treat patients like family members.
- Nationally recognized care—Healthgrades recognized us for being in the top ten percent in the nation for patient safety and gave us a Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2018 and 2019. Also, our hospital received a "Grade A" from Leapfrog in Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Fall 2019.
About chronic wounds
A chronic wound is an area of skin breakdown that has not shown signs of improvement in four weeks or that has not healed entirely in eight weeks. When most people are cut or burned, their wounds heal within a few weeks. However, for some patients with diabetes, circulatory problems or compromised immune systems, even small injuries can become serious, chronic wounds.
When a wound fails to heal, it forms a covering of dead or contaminated tissue called "fibrin slough tissue." This tissue can trap infection in the wound and stop the body's natural healing process.
Wound conditions we treat
At our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, we care for patients with acute and chronic wounds of any type, including:
- Minor burns
- Injuries caused by radiation exposure
- Injuries resulting from trauma
- Skin damage caused by incontinence or other moisture
- Skin ulcers caused by:
- Diabetes, including diabetic foot ulcers and diabetic blisters
- Pressure or immobility, such as pressure sores
- Chronic venous insufficiency (malfunctioning leg veins with difficulty sending blood back to the heart)
- Peripheral neuropathy (damage to the nerves that connect the spinal cord to the rest of the body)
- Skin wounds caused by:
- Surgical incision
- Peripheral artery disease (poor blood flow in the legs)
When you come to our Center, our wound care experts begin your evaluation by asking you about your medical history and performing a complete physical exam. Your specialist may recommend diagnostic imaging and lab tests and will address any barriers to your healing process, including:
- Dead (necrotic) tissue
- Medical conditions that require treatment for the wound to heal
- Nutritional issues
- Poor blood flow
- Repeated trauma, such as pressure ulcers from prolonged bed rest, wheelchairs or shoes
Many of our patients come to us with wounds that they have had for months or even years. After a thorough evaluation, your wound care specialist will develop a personalized plan of care to meet your unique needs. Our physicians may recommend one or more of these options for your wound care treatment:
Medical wound treatment
Our skilled physicians and nurses use the most advanced medical treatments available for wound healing, including:
- Bio-engineered tissues and growth factor therapy (to restore damaged tissues and support the body's own healing process)
- Debridement (to remove dead tissue from wounds)
- Dressings using negative pressure wound therapy (to remove fluid and infectious substances)
- Pain management, including medication and referrals to a pain management specialist
- Limb preservation
Physical wound treatment
Physical therapy, coupled with medical treatment, can promote wound healing in some patients. Some of our physical wound treatments include:
- Compression therapy on the lower legs (to assist blood flow back to the heart)
- Physical rehabilitation services (to regain strength and mobility)
- Specialized off-loading techniques, such as casting, splinting or footwear, to relieve pressure or weight
Treatment of underlying conditions
Our wound treatment team uses the most advanced treatments available for wound healing. We also address the underlying causes of chronic wounds, taking steps such as:
- Blood flow measurement (to help diagnose vascular conditions, such as atherosclerosis, that may impede wound healing)
- Management of blood glucose levels (to improve oxygen and nutrient delivery to wounds)
- Wound cultures (to check for infection delaying wound closure)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
We use hyperbaric medicine to accelerate patient healing and promote new tissue growth. HBOT involves using 100 percent oxygen in a specialized environment to fight infection and promote wound healing.
Our wound treatment team
Our skilled wound doctors combine training and experience with compassionate care to treat the whole person, not just the wound. Our multidisciplinary team includes:
- Board-certified physicians and surgeons
- Registered nurses certified in wound care
- Certified advanced practice clinicians
- Clinical staff, including registered dietitians, diabetes educators and physical therapists
Our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is located on Medical Center of Trinity's main campus.
Our address is:
9332 State Road 54, Suite 302
Trinity, FL 34655