Wound Care/HBO

At Meridian Health, we do more than heal wounds. We help heal lives.

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds and ulcers, then you know about the pain, restricted activities, and health issues that have a significant impact on your quality of life.

Wound Care at Meridian HealthMeridian’s Centers for Wound Healing blend experience and expertise with the latest advancements and technologies to provide a healing touch in wound care. The centers develop personal treatment plans for each patient, and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is one of the specialized treatment options offered to promote healing for the most difficult wounds.

To learn about Meridian’s 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 Treatment

If 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
  • Vasculitis
  • Minor Burns

Advanced Treatment Options

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
  • Debridement
  • Hydrotherapy
  • 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

Wellness Resources

    • How Wounds Heal

      How Wounds Heal

      Most of us take wound healing for granted. If you get a small cut, you may clean and cover it with a bandage, and move on with your life.

      Learn More
    • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing

      Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing

      Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves exposing the body to 100 percent oxygen at a pressure that is greater than what you normally experience.

      Learn More
    • Wound Smarts Quiz

      Wound Smarts Quiz

      Find out how much you know about taking care of wounds.

      Learn More

Related Services

    • Pain Management

      Pain Management

      Meridian Health offers a variety of minimally invasive approaches to help patients with chronic or acute pain.

      Learn More
    • Medication Mangement

      Medication Management

      The Meridian Pharmacology Institute is unique in the state of New Jersey. Our goal is to decrease the incidence of medication-related problems for individuals who take multiple medications for chronic medical conditions.

      Learn More
    • Home Care

      Home Care

      Meridian Health understands the importance of being close to home and family throughout the healing process. We also know that you may need professional support to get you back to your full potential.

      Learn More