Press Release

Wound Care Center is open at IU Health Arnett

September 15, 2020

The Indiana University Health Arnett Wound Care Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. The IU Health Arnett Wound Care Center located at 1327 Veterans Memorial Parkway East is now open.

Roger Bangs, MD, department chair of the IU Health Arnett Wound Care Center

“Dealing with a wound can be personally frustrating, often hindering your ability to perform simple daily activities and can possibly lead to more serious, life-changing conditions,” stated Roger Bangs, MD, department chair of the IU Health Arnett Wound Care Center. “if you have a wound that has not improved, it is time to seek medical care.”

A typical wound should show some signs of recovery within a week after the initial injury. Chronic and non-healing wounds are often associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility. Non-healing wounds can lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing.

The IU Health Arnett Wound Care Center, an outpatient wound management program, provides a larger and more modern healing environment that includes the only local hyperbaric oxygen treatment to better meet the needs of patients suffering from chronic and non-healing wounds.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is beneficial for many types of chronic wounds. Patients breathe 100% oxygen at up to two and a half time the atmospheric pressure. Oxygen levels rise and are carried into the plasma and tissues surrounding the wound. Chronic osteomyelitis, diabetic wounds, ischemic wounds and late radiation injury are some common wounds that can benefit from HBOT treatment.

With state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, dressing selection and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The IU Health Arnett Wound Care Center uses a team approach that involves medical staff and patient working together to devise an optimal recovery plan.

The IU Health Arnett Wound Care Center can be reached at 765.838.5464.

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