New Jersey residents suffering from hard-to-heal wounds can find one of the nation's most successful wound centers right in their backyard - at The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
The Center's unique team of highly-trained physicians, nurses and foot specialists can help sufferers get their lives back. They specialize in non-healing wounds - those that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment. The vast majority of patients leave the Center completely healed in an average of just 50 days. The three main types of wounds treated at Trinitas are pressure ulcers, venous ulcers and trauma wounds.
By using well-researched, proven techniques, the Center's multi-disciplinary team provides healing and relief for patients who previously thought their wounds were irreparable or would ultimately result in amputation.
Named "Center of the Year" by the Wound Care Group*, the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center was the first in the state to use such innovative technologies as the Apligraf living skin device. The expertise of the Center's physicians in pioneering wound closure technologies such as the Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) was shared recently at a number of national wound healing conferences. The Center ranks as one of the top Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicines in the nation, with overall heal rates consistently above 90 percent.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves placing the patient in a specially-designed chamber that administers a 100 percent oxygen-rich environment under slight pressure. Oxygen reaches the wound through the bloodstream, resulting in improved healing, greater blood vessel formation and reduced likelihood of infection. This treatment provides a non-invasive procedure for patients with difficult wounds, crush injuries, acute burns or diabetes-related ulcers.
Vacuum-Controlled Assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy is a system that uses controlled negative pressure (vacuum) to help promote wound healing. Clinical studies demonstrate that the VAC Therapy System also removes infectious materials and other fluids from the wound. The VAC Therapy System employs a computer-controlled therapy unit to maintain a constant negative pressure on the wound site.
Apligraf, a living skin device first used in New Jersey at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, is bilayered, cultured skin that has brought relief to thousands of patients suffering from venous leg ulcers and other types of hard-to-heal wounds. In a recent study at Trinitas, nine patients with limb-threatening ulcers were treated with Apligraf. All had been referred to Trinitas after other medical practitioners had recommended amputation. Each patient healed completely in an average of 76 days.
How To Access Our Center
If you have a sore or wound that hasn't started to get significantly better in a month, or healed entirely in two months, you should ask your doctor about the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
A physician referral is not necessary. Individuals may call the Center directly to make an appointment for evaluation. The evaluation usually includes a physical examination, lab work and other special tests to determine the flow of blood and oxygen to the wound.
The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center is located in Suite 104 of the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Medical Office Building, 240 Williamson Street. The Medical Office Building is part of the main Trinitas Regional Medical Center campus. The Center can be reached at 908-994-5480.
*The Wound Care Group, formerly part of Praxis, is now part of Diversified Clinical Services (http://www.diversifiedclinicalservices.com), which provides management services for the development, implementation and operation of wound healing centers throughout the nation, including the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine received the Robert Warriner III, MD, "Center of Excellence" award.
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