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Health and medical services at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis

Advanced Wound Center

Knowing when to seek medical attention for a wound is key to treatment. Several diseases lead to chronic wounds that are hard to heal, and without quick treatment can be difficult to treat, or can even lead to amputation. The Advanced Wound Center is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of wounds, both acute and chronic, using the latest technology and techniques.

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Advanced Wound Center
Community Hospital East
1500 N. Ritter Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219
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Phone: 317-355-6700
Fax: 317-355-6720
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed holidays)

At Community Hospital East, we offer a comprehensive program of specialized management by clinicians trained in wound care, including treatments such as transcutaneous oxygen measurement, dressing changes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, wound debridement and skin grafts. Other services include referrals such as home health, nutrition and diabetic education.

What we can treat

Contact us at the Advanced Wound Center at Community Hospital East today for any of the following conditions:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Skin tears
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Radiation wounds
  • Burns
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Any wound that has not shown signs of improvement in 30 days

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)

HBO is a medical treatment that increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them. HBO chambers surround patients with 100% oxygen at a higher than normal atmospheric pressure. HBO is an essential part of some chronic wound treatment plans. Frequently asked questions about HBO >>

Who requires extra oxygen?

Usually, there is no benefit to increasing the level of oxygen in the body for normal, healthy individuals. People with certain medical conditions do, however, benefit from increased levels of oxygen. People with the following conditions may be potential HBO candidates:

  • Diabetes with lower extremity wounds that are slow to heal
  • Wounds that haven’t shown improvement in four weeks of treatment
  • Certain bone and skin infections
  • Radiation injuries
  • Compromised or failing skin grafts or flaps

Other locations

To find another Advanced Wound Center location at Community hospitals, click here.

Resources

Please refer to The Curespot, a newsletter from the Advanced Wound Center at CHE, for information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, skin grafts, radiation injuries, diabetic wound treatment, and more. If you have any questions, please call us today at 317-355-6700.

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