Johnston Therapeutic Wound Center
Wound treatment that offers hope for healing.
If you have a wound that has not healed, consider seeking help from Johnston Therapeutic Wound Center. The methods employed by the center have established an impressive record of healing wounds that others thought hopeless, including many that may have required amputation. Carefully researched methods allow patients to receive state-of-the-art treatment of wounds that have resisted healing despite months, or even years of conventional treatment.
Your medical team
Our staff is a unique team of trained physicians, nurses and therapists whose combined knowledge creates a multidisciplinary approach to wound management. We are dedicated to caring for people with wounds that have resisted traditional means of healing.
Your treatment program
Wounds, due to their complex nature, require an individualized course of treatment to promote healing. We offer the expertise and technology to support the needs of our patients. Your treatment plan will be overseen by one of our staff physicians and a nurse case manager will be your primary contact at the Wound Healing Center. Some of the following treatments may be included in your treatment plan:
Specific wound care products will be chosen for your wound depending on your needs. Proper dressing can go a long way to promote healing.
This minor surgical procedure enhances the growth of healthy tissues in the wound, creating an environment that leads to healing. Your physician will also use the latest monitoring techniques to measure your progress.
Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
This test records the level of oxygen available to your wound. The more oxygen your wound gets, the quicker healing can be complete.
Doppler evaluation of pulses
This technique measures the blood flow available to bring nutrients and medications to the wound. The better the blood flow is, the quicker healing will occur.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an intermittent treatment of 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure, roughly equivalent to what a SCUBA diver would experience at around 30 feet below the water's surface. Patients receive treatment while they relax in a transparent, cylindrical chamber. This therapy promotes blood vessel formation, increases oxygen flow to damaged tissues, reduces swelling, allows the body to kill germs and promotes healing, all by supplying 100% oxygen to the body at a high concentration. For those patients that require HBOT, the improvement can be substantial.
Indications: UHMS Approved Uses for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Smoke Inhalation
- Carbon Monoxide Complicated By Cyanide Poisoning Clostridial Myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
- Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
- Decompression Sickness
- Enhancement in Healing in Selected Problem Wounds
- Exceptional Blood Loss (anemia)
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections (subcutaneous tissue, muscle, fascia)
- Osteomyelitis (chronic refactory)
- Radiation Tissue Damage (osteo and soft tissue radionecrosis)
- Skin Grafts and Flaps (compromised)
- Thermal Burns
- Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen in Intracranial Abscess
- Additional Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Spider Bites - brown recluse
- Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning
- Cyanide Poisoning
- Selecte refractory anaerobic infection
Generally, treatments are covered by Medicare and Medicaid insurance and most health plans. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 919-938-7716.
Johnston Therapeutic Wound Center
Johnston Medical Mall, Suite 1700
514 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m., closed 12:00 till 12:30 for lunch