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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Wound care center featured

  • Susan Miller, LPN and Rebecca Mickel, LPN from WMH were the PrimeTime Health guest speakers at the Wayne County senior centers in July.
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  • Susan Miller, LPN and Rebecca Mickel, LPN from WMH were the PrimeTime Health guest speakers at the Wayne County senior centers in July.
    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a highly effective modality that helps the body’s natural ability to heal wounds and prevent possible limb loss. Using oxygen under increased pressure to speed healing and repair tissue damage due to ischemia, hyperbaric therapy has a proven track record in healing of chronic wounds as well as a host of other medical conditions; and, has been shown to reduce the amputation rate of patients with diabetic wounds.
    Chronic, non-healing wounds decrease the quality of your life and can create greater health issues for you and your family. A non-healing or chronic wound is defined as a wound that shows little or no improvement after four weeks or does not heal in eight weeks. A non-healing wound poses the risk of infection, which can lead to a more serious condition, possibly resulting in the loss of a limb.
    If you suffer from vascular disease or poor blood flow as the result of the narrowing of the blood vessels, you are more likely to suffer from chronic wounds, especially leg and foot ulcers. These ulcers are one of the most painful and slow-healing types of wounds.
    If you have diabetes you are a greater risk for chronic non-healing wounds. Diabetics often suffer from neuropathy or nerve damage, which inhibits the perception of pain. Often wounds to the legs or feet go unnoticed until significant damage has been done. Diabetics have a 15 percent higher risk of amputations than the general population.
    For more information, please call 570-253-8453 or visit wmh.org.
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