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Wound care

Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.


Advanced wound care center in Nashville, Tennessee

Sometimes, your body needs extra help to heal. We help treat your wounds, whether they are recent or long-term injuries.

At TriStar Centennial Medical Center's Advanced Wound Care and Vascular Center, our wound care specialists' goal is to help you finally heal. We assess your health and design an individualized care plan to address the root causes of your delayed healing and begin innovative treatments to get you back to your best self.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Wound treatments we provide

When treating you, we take a "big picture" approach by assessing not only the wound, but the underlying cause and the most optimum treatment. Our trained team of experts utilizes the most modern, therapeutic and effective techniques and procedures to help heal all types of wounds, including:

  • Acute traumatic injury
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Radiation tissue injury
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Vasculitic ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Wounds caused by diabetes

Our wound care treatments and services

If you are in need of additional care, our wound management specialists are trained in the latest procedures that will optimize your long-term healing.

Wound treatment options

We are proud to offer the latest in wound treatment therapies. All of our wound care treatment programs are personalized and oriented for your individual needs.

Your wound care treatment may include:

  • Bioengineered skin grafting
  • Compression therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Infection control
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Ostomy care and education

We will not only assess and treat your wound, but will also develop a comprehensive long-term care plan. We will educate you in proper techniques for changing dressings, wound protection and preventing new wounds.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT)

HBOT is a therapy that uses oxygen to heal wounds using a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. Inside, you will breathe 100 percent oxygen, which saturates the blood plasma 20 times the normal level. The high oxygen can penetrate damaged tissue up to four times deeper than by breathing air alone, helping it to revive and heal.

The HBOT environment builds new blood vessels, decreases painful swelling and offers additional healing benefits to your tissue. It also kills harmful bacteria and neutralizes tissue-destroying oxygen radicals, allowing your body's repair processes to increase.

What to expect during HBOT treatment

Before treatment, you will be given cotton garments to wear inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. For safety reasons, no other clothing may be worn in the chamber. Once you're inside and have gotten comfortably settled within, the technicians will begin gradually introducing pressure.

The increased pressure might cause the sensation of fullness in your ears. Your technicians will talk you through methods to alleviate any discomfort.

Most treatment sessions last approximately two hours. While undergoing treatment, you may watch TV, relax or even sleep.

Visiting the advanced wound care center in Nashville

Whether you are beginning your recovery or you're visiting us for further treatment, we want your appointment to go smoothly. We've put together some tips on how to help you prepare for your appointment.

  • Please arrive early as your first appointment may require additional time.
  • Make a list of your allergies and current medications, including aspirin, vitamins and herbal supplements.
  • Bring your insurance cards and photo identification.

Wound care overview

Our wound care specialists offer advanced therapies and patient-focused procedures to speed healing and give patients a chance to enjoy life again. We employ a multi-disciplinary approach for each individual patient's unique situation with a goal not only to heal the wound, but also to identify the cause and prevent it from happening again.
James Ettien, MD.