Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbarics
Every year, nearly 5 million Americans suffer from non-healing, chronic
wounds including those that are the result of diabetes, lower extremity
arterial disease, lower extremity venous ulcers and edema, pressure ulcers
and traumatic injuries.
At Baton Rouge General's Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbarics, we
specialize in evaluating the total patient, developing and implementing
a comprehensive treatment plan for both acute and chronic wounds. By utilizing
advanced therapies and cutting-edge procedures, we are able to heal our
We work with you to determine, manage and treat any underlying medical
conditions, which will help you to heal faster and more completely. Using
advanced therapies and patient-focused procedures, we're able to speed
healing and give you a chance to enjoy your life again.
Baton Rouge General’s Wound Care Center has been named a Center of
Excellence by Organogenesis for its innovative, quality wound and hyperbaric
care. Physicians from around the country visit the center monthly to learn
more about state-of-the-art practices and procedures.
If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you have a non-healing
wound or an infection and could benefit from our wound and hyperbaric
services. Please call (225) 387-7818 to schedule an appointment today.
Would You benefit from wound care?
Is your wound worsening or no change in pain?
YES. While some wounds can remain painful at the start of healing, worsening
pain or lack of relief over many days indicates a non-healing wound.
Does your wound have a foul odor?
YES. A strange or unpleasant smell may indicate dead tissue or necrosis. Avoid
applying scent-masking products to the wound, which can interfere with
the healing process and lead to other complications. If your prescribed
wound care supplies are not reducing odor, you may have an infection or
other wound complication.
Has your wound developed a thick discharge?
YES. You may notice a clear fluid coming from your wound at the start of the
wound healing process; this is normal. However, if the wound emits a thick,
yellowish liquid, it is likely infected. Carefully wash away the discharge
with warm water and soap, and consult with your doctor. Avoid scrubbing,
peeling, or aggravating your wound.
Does your wound have significant swelling or redness?
YES. Wounds typically swell or redden slightly at the start of healing, but
should improve after several days. Worsening swelling or redness, commonly
accompanied by pain, usually indicates poor healing.
Do you have a prolonged fever of over 100° F or more?
YES. A fever of over 100 degrees F lasting for more than four hours indicates
more serious complications. Contact your doctor immediately.
Have you had your wound for longer than 30 days?
YES. Most non-life-threatening wounds typically heal (or are close to being
healed) after 30 days. If little or no improvement occurs during this
period, seek additional care.