Wound Healing Center in Richmond, Virginia

The wound care team at Chippenham Hospital's Wound Healing Center provides advanced treatment for slow- and non-healing wounds. Here, you'll work with a family practice physician certified by the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery, a vascular surgeon and a nurse practitioner. This will be your wound care team, and they will collaborate with experts from other medical specialties. Together, they will develop a comprehensive plan of care to heal your wound.

For more information about Chippenham Hospital's wound care services, please call our Wound Healing Center at (804) 483-4045.

Types of wounds we treat

Our wound doctors treat a wide range of chronic, recurrent, non-healing and acute wounds, including:

  • Bone and tissue infections
  • Burns
  • Gangrene
  • Radiation injuries
  • Slow-healing surgical wounds
  • Ulcers
    • Arterial ulcers
    • Diabetic foot ulcers
    • Pressure ulcers
    • Venous leg ulcers

Burn treatment

As a Level I Trauma Center, we are equipped and staffed 24/7 to treat patients with severe burn injuries, which are considered traumatic wounds. Here, advanced burn re is provided by a multidisciplinary team, including burn doctors, physical therapists, plastic surgeons and other medical professionals.

Where to go for burn injuries

Always go directly to the emergency room (ER) if you require immediate care for a burn. However, if the burn you sustain doesn't require urgent treatment, we offer outpatient burn treatment physical therapy and rehabilitation, scar management, compression therapy and functional assessments.

Diabetic limb salvage program

Patients with diabetes may develop diabetic foot ulcers due to vascular complications in the lower extremities. To preserve the affected limb, our diabetes and wound care staff work closely together to provide a diabetic limb salvage program. Our goal is to promote overall health and optimize lower extremity function.

For more information about our diabetic limb salvage program, please call our diabetes nurse navigator at (804) 483-4043.

Hyperbaric medicine

Our hospital offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), an advanced treatment option available to help heal your wounds. This is typically performed as an outpatient treatment and involves breathing pure oxygen in a sealed, pressurized environment (hyperbaric chamber). This helps push oxygen into your blood plasma.

HBOT is also used for post-radiation care in the breast, head and neck, as well as for compromised skin flaps. It is also often used as a treatment for injuries or complications related to scuba diving.

Wound care at HCA Virginia

Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.

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