Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Anne Arundel Medical Center offers outpatient hyperbaric oxygen therapy to improve the recovery of non-healing wounds. The therapy is intended to reverse wound-healing failure and speed recovery of wounds not responding to general treatment. Patients breathe oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure which enhances tissue oxygenation and produces multiple therapeutic effects.
How It Works
Benefits of oxygen-enriched tissue provide one or more of the following effects:
- Enhanced wound healing
- Increased oxygen delivery to injured tissue
- Improved infection control
- Greater blood vessel formation
- Preservation of damaged tissues
- Elimination and reduced effects of toxic substances
AAMC’s hyperbaric oxygen chambers are the largest single-person chambers in Maryland, which means a more comfortable patient experience.
Conditions Benefitting from Hyperbaric Treatment
Hyperbaric oxygenation is used as an adjunct to surgical and pharmalogical treatment for the following conditions:
- Diabetic foot ulcers (Wagner Grade III and higher)
- Chronic refractive osteomyelitis
- Preservation of compromised flaps and grafts
- Delayed radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone
Our expert team of specially trained physicians and support staff provide a comprehensive outpatient program.
Consultation may be scheduled through the AAMC Wound & Hyperbaric Center at 443-481-1073.
The Wound Center at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) offers comprehensive therapies
for outpatient treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds resulting from poor blood circulation,
diabetes or long-term immobilization. For patients with these conditions, a simple blister can
result in a chronic open wound with difficulty healing.
“Our main mission is to cure chronic wounds before they progress to the most serious stages,”
said Dr. James Chappell, a plastic surgeon and medical director of AAMC’s Wound Center.
“We have a team of skilled specialists associated with the center so we can apply an
interdisciplinary approach to each individual patient,” he said.
Vascular surgeons, podiatrists, surgical hospitalists, plastic surgeons and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists comprise the core
physician group associated with the Wound Center. Specialists in infectious diseases also are available.
People with diabetes are at the greatest risk for chronic, non-healing
wounds. Up to 15 percent of the estimated 26 million Americans with diabetes may suffer from
chronic wounds—most commonly non-healing foot ulcers. With most wounds, healing follows a
relatively brief, predictable and uncomplicated course. But chronic wounds need specialized
AAMC’s wound management program includes a complete evaluation and non-invasive vascular
studies, followed as needed by debridement, infection control, revascularization,
skin-grafting, state-of-the-art wound healing technology, compression therapy, patient
education and preventive measures to preclude the recurrence of wounds. The center is located
on the first floor of AAMC’s Clatanoff Pavilion.
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- The AAMC Wound Center and Diabetes Center are
located in the Clatanoff Pavilion.
- The entrance is on the first floor between the Clatanoff Pavilion and the
- Reach the entrance by car by driving around the traffic circle
until you see the entrance marked 'Wound Center and Diabetes Center,' to the
left of the Clatanoff Pavilion main entrance.
- The entrance is handicap accessible.
- Wound Center and Diabetes
Center patients are encouraged to park in garage C