Wound Care

Wound Care Patient Story

Accredited with distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Guthrie’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine provides a specialized, comprehensive course of therapy to assist in healing complex wounds. With 6,000 encounters a year, Guthrie is proud to have a 98% healing rate. Our team of physicians and certified nurses utilize advanced technology to wound healing which include individualized wound treatment such a total contact cast (TCC), Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC), MIST therapy, bio-synthetic skin substitute and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Some of the indications for wound care therapy include the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds such as:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Peripheral vascular disease, circulatory-related wounds (ischemic wounds, gangrene)
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Decubitus ulcers (pressure sores or bedsores)
  • Burns
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Crush injuries
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Ostomy-related skin problems and wounds
  • Radionecrosis (soft tissue and bone damage due to radiation therapy)
  • Refractory osteomyelitis (recurrent bone infection)
  • Soft tissue necrosis (death of muscle or skin tissue) with infection
  • Traumatic wounds

Physicians and Healthcare Providers

Charles Argila, MD, FACS, RVT, FAPWCA, FAPWHc

Location(s):

Sayre

Farokh Samimi, MD

Location(s):

Robert Packer Hospital