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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.


Wound care center in Dickson, Tennessee

If you have a nonhealing wound, we have treatment options that can help.

At TriStar Horizon Medical Center, our wound care specialists diagnose and treat chronic and nonhealing wounds. We help you heal by using the latest medical advances in our new, state-of-the-art facility.

Need a physician referral?

To make an appointment, contact our wound care specialists.

To make an appointment, contact our wound care specialists.

Wounds we treat

Our wound care team features specialists from multiple fields equipped with the latest technologies in wound care. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to provide comprehensive care for a variety of different wounds, including:

  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Failing/compromised grafts and flaps
  • Gangrene
  • Infections
  • Osteoradionecrosis (bone death due to radiation)
  • Pressure injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries and wounds
  • Ulcers

Wound healing treatments we offer

Our wound care specialists are equipped to care for a wide variety of wounds. Whether you need treatment for a soft tissue injury or surgery for a nonhealing, chronic wound, we're here to help.

Our wound treatment process

Every patient receives customized attention, from diagnosis to final treatment. Your wound care specialist will start by collecting your medical history and conducting a physical and other tests.

We will then create and implement a customized care plan. This care will include infection control, which is key to long-term, complete healing.

As you transition to outpatient treatment, your wound specialist will prepare you for independent disease management and home care.

Wound management and general surgery

Your treatment may require surgery, so our wound specialists may consult with our surgical team to provide the most complete care possible.

Our experts also partner with surgeons to prevent and treat non-healing surgical wounds. Our teams work together to make sure your wounds get higher quality care and better outcomes.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) - Coming soon

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 us for wound care

Our new, advanced wound care and vascular center is located in Suite 103 on the first floor, accessible from the entrances of the Physicians Plaza or East Pavilion entrance. We advise you park near the Physicians Plaza entrance for the easiest access.