We recently did a Facebook Live session featuring MLKCH podiatrist Dr. Myron Hall. Below are some of the top things you should know about hard-to-heal and non-healing wounds and our state-of-the-art Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.
The center has two hyperbaric chambers that help patients with hard-to-heal and non-healing wounds to heal faster. The chambers generate 100% oxygen that skin absorbs. This is very important for wound healing. The oxygen delivers nutrients to the wound that it needs to heal.
- Diabetic patients are at very high risk for peripheral vascular disease, which in many cases, decreases their ability to feel sensations.
- If you are diabetic, you should have regular foot exams every three to six months with a podiatrist or your primary care physician. Below is a simple, at-home foot exam: