Meridian Health Centers for Wound Healing
Healing Wounds, Changing LivesAt Meridian Health, we do more than heal wounds. We help heal lives.
If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffers from chronic, non-healing wounds and ulcers, then you know all too well about the pain, restricted activities, and health issues that have a significant impact on your quality of life.
Meridian’s Centers for Wound Healing blend experience and expertise with the latest advancements and technologies to provide a healing touch in wound care. Personal treatment plans are developed for each patient, and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is one of the specialized treatment options offered to promote healing for the most difficult wounds.
With four convenient locations at Bayshore Community Hospital (Holmdel), Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune), Ocean Medical Center (Brick), and Southern Ocean Medical Center (Manahawkin), exceptional wound services are close to home. To learn about our outpatient wound management programs or to schedule an appointment, call 800-560-9990, or click on a link below for one of our specific locations:
Bayshore Community Hospital
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center
What are Chronic & Non-Healing Wounds?A chronic or non-healing wound is defined as a sore or wound that has not shown improvement from conventional treatments – such as over the counter medications and home remedies – in four weeks.
Common causes of non-healing wounds are often associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, reaction to radiation therapy, traumatic injury, and immobilization. Additionally non-healing wounds of the feet among people with diabetes are among one of the most common non-healing wounds, and one of the most significant complications of diabetes.
When left untreated wounds may become infected, and non-healing wounds could lead to lower quality of life or even amputation.
When to Seek TreatmentIf you are concerned about a wound that may not be healing, seek out a wound care specialist early in order to maximize the chance of completely healing. Some things to look for include:
• Wounds that have not shown improvement in four weeks (commonly experienced by people with diabetes)
• Sores accompanied by increasing pain, redness or swelling, foul odor, or change in color
• Surgical wounds that have become infected
Types of Wounds Treated• Diabetic ulcers
• Arterial/ischemic wounds
• Pressure ulcers
• Aytpical inflammatory/vasculitic wounds
• Post-surgical wounds
• Radiation soft-tissue injuries and complications
• Venous stasis ulcers
• Neuropathic ulcers
• Traumatic wounds
• Minor Burns
Advanced Treatment Options• Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
• Bio-engineered skin grafting
• Compression therapy
• VAC Therapy
• Wound cleansing and advanced dressing selection
• Vascular and Arterial Workups/Doppler Studies
• Pulse Volume Recordings (PVRs)
• Electric Stimulation
• Advanced wound healing products