Wound care in East Rochester
The wound care team at the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Frisbie Memorial Hospital is experienced in treating both acute and chronic non-healing wounds.
We use advanced treatments—including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)—to help patients heal as quickly as possible.
For additional information about our wound care services, call (603) 330-7914.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine is the only wound center in New Hampshire to be recognized as a Center of Distinction and a Center of Excellence for continued excellence in wound healing.
Our goal is to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to treat patients experiencing chronic or non-healing wounds.
Advanced wound care treatment
Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a chronic wound. A chronic wound is often associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins or immobility. If left untreated, non-healing wounds may lead to infection or complications.
Our specialized team treats a wide range of chronic wounds, including:
- Compromised skin grafts, flaps and replants
- Crush wounds
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Decompression illness (resulting from a change in pressure surrounding the body)
- Gas gangrene (bacterial infection that produces tissue gas)
- Pressure ulcers
- Radiation wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Traumatic wounds
- Venous leg ulcers
When patients need advanced care, our wound care team is here to offer a variety of treatment options to help patients heal quickly.
Our services and treatments include:
- Debridement (the medical removal of dead tissue to help other tissues heal)
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
- Wound dressing selections
- Wound care education
Specialized hyperbaric oxygen therapy in New Hampshire
During hyperbaric medicine treatment sessions, patients enter a specialized hyperbaric chamber that adjusts the surrounding air pressure to allow patients to breathe in pure oxygen. The pure oxygen enters the bloodstream, which accelerates the body's natural healing process and aids in the treatment of problematic, non-healing wounds.
HBOT helps heal the wound from the inside out and also offers many advantages over traditional wound healing methods, including:
- Fighting infection
- Improving circulation
- Increasing healing rate
- Stimulating the growth of new blood cells
HBOT has also been shown to be effective in treating crush injuries and diabetic wounds of the lower extremities.
Patient-centered wound treatment
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, ask your physician about a referral to Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine. For additional information, patients can contact the center directly for an assessment by calling call (603) 330-7914.
Our wound care center will work with you and your doctor to deliver the following:
- An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments for your specific needs.
- Assessment and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care specialists, including a case manager who will oversee every aspect of your treatment.
- Education for you and your family to help healing happen at home, including materials and resources related to prevention, nutrition, hygiene and more.
- Ongoing communication and collaboration with you and your doctor so that you each remain informed about your progress.