Comprehensive wound care in Denver
Rose Advanced Wound Care is an outpatient center that provides comprehensive care to patients suffering from chronic wounds using the latest techniques and procedures—all in one convenient location. Our wound healing center in Denver is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of caring professionals with advanced training in wound care.
Rose Advanced Wound Care is conveniently located on the Rose Medical Center campus.
To learn more about our wound care program, make an appointment or refer a patient, please call us at (303) 329-4840.
Types of wounds we treat
We specialize in the treatment of all chronic, non-healing wounds including:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Non-healing, surgical wounds
- Arterial/ischemic ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Infected wounds
- Crush injuries
- Compromised grafts
At Rose Advanced Wound Care, we do everything in our power to prevent the need for amputation. Chronic wounds, often ones that are a symptom of diabetes, can lead to the need for amputation as a result of poor circulation, infection, neuropathy and more. Our integrated approach to limb preservation helps reduce the number of amputations needed as a result of diabetic complications.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an advanced therapy often used in treating chronic wounds in which a patient breathes 100 percent pure oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber. The air pressure within the hyperbaric oxygen chamber is about two and a half times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere. This hyperbaric, or high pressure, dose of oxygen helps your blood to carry more oxygen to your organs and tissues to promote wound healing. It also activates your white blood cells to fight against infection.
Patients normally receive HBOT five days a week for approximately four to six weeks. One treatment session takes about two hours and is a comfortable experience for most patients. HBOT may be used to treat the following conditions:
- Non-healing wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers
- Chronic bone infection (chronic refractory osteomyelitis)
- Injury to skin or bone as a side effect from radiation therapy
- Non-healing skin grafts and flaps
- Crush injuries
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Sudden sensorineural hearing loss
- Central retinal artery occlusion
Preparing for hyperbaric oxygen therapy
A member of the staff at Rose Advanced Wound Care will inform each patient about how many treatments will be required. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, patients may watch television, a movie or take a nap.
You will be provided with a hospital gown to wear while you are in the chamber. No cosmetics, perfumes, hair preparations, deodorants, wigs, jewelry or electronic devices are allowed inside the chamber. Most pacemakers are allowed in the chamber, but be sure to inform a staff member beforehand, if they are unaware. The hyperbaric technologist will need to know if you are taking any medications, including non-prescription drugs. Patients are advised not to drink alcohol or carbonated beverages for four hours prior to treatment.
Smoking and the use of other tobacco products interferes with your body’s ability to effectively transport oxygen. Therefore, your doctor will work with you on techniques to help stop smoking during your treatment period.
What can our wound care patients expect?
Each patient’s course of treatment depends on the type of wound they are suffering from. During the initial visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also require special tests that provide us information about circulation to the wound. These steps will help us determine what course of treatment you will need.
Once a treatment plan has been decided on, you will visit Rose Advanced Wound Care weekly or bi-weekly for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to obtaining a positive healing outcome. The following are things you can do to assist with your healing:
- Care for your wound at home as directed by the wound care team
- Take medication as directed
- Return for your follow-up appointments
- Keep regular appointments with your primary care physician while you are receiving wound care treatment
Expert wound care specialists
Rose Advanced Wound Care is led by a multidisciplinary team with advanced training in procedures to save patients from major amputations. Our team includes:
- Surgical podiatrists
- Endovascular specialists
- Vascular surgeons
- Interventional radiologists
- Interventional cardiologists