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Wound care

Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.

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Wound care center in Miami

The wound care team at the Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center at HCA Florida Mercy Hospital is dedicated to treating acute and chronic (nonhealing) wounds.

Our wound specialists use the latest evidence-based practices and technologies to help you heal as quickly as possible. They collaborate with other specialized providers to ensure the most complete treatment for your specific needs.

Wounds and related conditions we treat

Our highly trained wound specialists diagnose and treat various types of wounds and other conditions, such as:

  • Arterial gas embolism
  • Bone infections
  • Burns
  • Compromised skin grafts, flaps and replants
  • Crush injuries and traumatic wounds
  • Decompression illness
  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Gas gangrene
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Nonhealing wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Radiation wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Venous leg ulcers

Wound treatments and services

Our center offers a state-of-the-art facility for effective treatment and wound healing.

Our wound care offerings

Our wound care specialists offer a variety of services to ensure you are set up for a successful recovery, with services including:

  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Advice on early warning signs
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Complete wound care treatment
  • Wound prevention education

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

HCA Florida Mercy Hospital is pleased to offer hyperbaric medicine, an extremely effective medical treatment when combined with standard medical and/or surgical care.

HBOT delivers pure oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure in a specially equipped medical device called a hyperbaric chamber. This allows more oxygen to be dissolved in the blood plasma and absorbed by the body's tissue, promoting healing and significantly improving treatment success in a variety of clinical situations.

Complementary services for wound care

After receiving treatment at our wound care center, we recommend you follow up with your primary care provider. Your provider will perform a follow-up evaluation and may refer you for additional treatments to ensure complete healing, rehabilitative care and preventive care.

These complementary services are available at our hospital and are often beneficial to our wound care patients:

  • Pain management 
  • Nutrition services
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Our multispecialty wound treatment team

Our wound care center offers a multidisciplinary team to ensure your needs are met.

Some of the practitioners on our team include:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management
  • Nurses trained in caring for chronic wounds
  • Technologists trained in all aspects of wound healing
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Specialists in infectious disease management, nutritional management, pain management and diabetic education

Our wound care team works closely with providers from other medical specialties, as needed, to optimize treatment and healing.

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