The Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent is an excellent resource for diabetic patients with foot ulcers. Diabetic patients often have a loss of feeling in their feet and do not notice minor injuries that may turn into major problems. If not treated properly, diabetic foot ulcers may lead to amputation. Fifty-percent of lower limb amputations are due to diabetes and The Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent will work hard to prevent this. The center works to heal difficult wounds, using advanced treatments and hyperbaric oxygen therapy when appropriate. The physicians and nurses strive to educate patients on how to manage healed wounds and avoid future problems.
The Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent will work with other physicians such as primary care, endocrinology, podiatry and others to coordinate ongoing care. The center also refers for nutrition or weight management as appropriate. Specialists will look at each patient's unique situation and work with them to create a care plan that is best for their recovery.
The Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Kent has achieved national accreditation with distinction for three consecutive years from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and its advanced hyperbaric oxygen chambers are available 24-hours a day for emergency referrals needing immediate intervention. It is the only 24-7 hyperbaric medicine facility in the region."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Diabetes Association