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The DMPrevent American Wound Care Center specializes in the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as wounds or sores that have not significantly improved from conventional medical treatment.
Wound care impacts all of us. It can start out as a cut or blister that just won’t heal to a surgical incision. It can be associated with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, poor circulation or immobility. Non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and if untreated may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for proper healing. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.
The team at DMPrevent can help. With the state-of-art treatments available, including debridement, Oxygen Therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with chronic non-healing wounds now have a place they can trust.
DIABETIC WOUND CARE
• Advanced Wound Care Therapies
– Tissue Substitutes – Acellular Collagen and Dermal Replacements
– Topical Oxygen Therapy
– Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (Vacuum Assisted Closure)
MINOR DIABETIC FOOT SURGERY
PREVENTIVE DIABETIC FOOT CARE
• Diabetic Foot Insoles
• Diabetic Footwear
DIABETES EDUCATION AND NUTRITION
REMOTE DATA MONITORING
DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS
DIABETIC FOOT INFECTIONS
DIABETIC FOOT DEFORMITIES
SURGICAL WOUND DEHISCENCES
SAVE A LIMB, SAVE A LIFE
85 percent of diabetic lower extremity
amputations are preventable
The World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Foundation have stated that up to 85 percent of diabetic lower extremity amputations are preventable. Research estimates indicate that faulty wound healing and cutaneous foot ulcerations are contributing factors in 75 percent of these amputations.
A person with diabetes and one lower extremity amputation has a 50% chance of developing a limb-threatening condition on the contra-lateral limb within two years, and the five year mortality rate after diabetes-related lower extremity amputation is nearly 50%. This mortality rate is higher than many types of cancers. Lower extremity amputation results in disability and loss of independence making it often more costly than limb salvage.
Dr Robert Frykberg
Every 20 seconds,
someone loses a limb
focus on limb
Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) is an evidence-based home care therapy that cyclically applies nearly 100% oxygen directly to an open moist wound at a slightly higher than atmospheric pressure. An oxygen concentrator is connected to an FDA approved O2 boot and/or sacral device that are for one time use and disposable, therefore reducing the risk of cross contamination. The typical treatment period lasts for 12 to 16 weeks, depending upon the type and condition of the wound being treated. Very importantly, TWO2 is administered adjunctive to good wound care and is not a replacement for recognized wound care standards.
An Easy, Safe and Effective Wound Therapy
OXYGEN - The body’s most essential nutrient, oxygen, makes up about 21% of the air we breathe and is essential not only for life itself, but also to regenerate the tissues needed for wound repair. Oxygen stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the wound which increases the amount of Oxygen available to the healing tissues. This is essential for the production of collagen, the building block for tissue regeneration. Equally important, oxygen is essential for all cellular activities, including replication, the production of growth factors, and the ability to fight infection.
Evidence based, clinical studies show that concentration of oxygen at the wound site increases the local cellular oxygen tension, which results in a more effective wound healing therapy. TWO2 is the cyclical, pressurized application of oxygen directly to the wound site for 90 minutes per day over 5 consecutive days followed by 2 days’ rest. This cycle is repeated until complete wound healing or your doctor discontinues therapy. TWO2 is suitable for all healthcare environments, including within the comfort of your own home.
Advantages of TWO2
• Oxygen is applied topically vs. systemically
• Non-invasive therapy
• Easy to use in any setting
• Home-based treatment benefits: off-loading, hospital and transportation cost-savings, comfort of being in one’s home
• Reduces swelling
• One-time use, disposable devices
• Anti-microbial effect
• Improved healing compared to standard dressings
FDA Cleared Indications for Use
• Skin ulcerations due to diabetes, venous insufficiency, post-surgical infections and gangrenous lesions
• Pressure ulcers
• Skin grafts
• Amputations/Infected stumps