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Types of Wounds

Wound Healing Program at NYU Winthrop Hospital

Our highly skilled physicians, nurses and specialists help patients get their lives back by expertly treating chronic wounds and non-healing wounds.

For patients suffering from chronic wounds or non-healing wounds that have resisted healing — even after prolonged periods of treatment — our highly skilled and compassionate wound care team is here to help.

The following are the most common types of chronic wounds treated at our Wound Healing Program:

  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Non-healing wounds of traumatic origin

Our program also features Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a non-invasive treatment that involves high levels of concentrated oxygen which accelerates cell growth to create healing while it enhances the body’s natural healing capabilities and promotes more rapid chronic wound recovery.

The most common indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, approved by most insurance companies for the treatment of non-healing wounds, include:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compromised skin grafts
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Late effects of radiation therapy
  • Crush injuries
  • Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
  • Gas Gangrene