Advanced Wound Clinic at the Cloquet Hospital

Healing treatment in a caring environment

Advanced Wound Clinic

Advanced wound care

There is a growing need for wound care in the United States. Every year, there are between 1.1 and 1.8 million new cases and roughly 8 million Americans grappling with chronic wounds.

At CMH, the Advanced Wound Clinic treats conditions including:

  • Burns
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Delayed radiation injuries
  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Osteomyelitis (infection of the bone)
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous leg ulcers

Treatment delays may result in complications such as infection, hospitalization or even amputation. Get on the path to healing at our Advanced Wound Clinic.

Treatment in a caring environment

The Advanced Wound Clinic at CMH treats wounds with exceptional care. We operate the clinic in partnership with Healogics, an organization that offers comprehensive wound care at 800 hospitals across 46 states.

The center is ideal for patients with wounds that have not completely healed in six weeks, or that have not begun to heal within four weeks.

Our Advanced Wound Clinic offers:

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Bioengineered tissues
  • Biosynthetic dressings
  • Growth factor therapy

The center is staffed with physician specialists, wound care nurses and other experts to provide the best possible care. Patients can enjoy convenient parking behind the hospital next to the clinic door. No physician referral is needed to make an appointment.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Injured body tissue requires extra oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes healing by helping to carry oxygen to the injured tissue.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are approved for many injuries and conditions: 

  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Compartment syndrome or crush injury
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Decompression sickness (the bends)
  • Diabetic and selected wounds
  • Exceptional blood loss (anemia)
  • Gas gangrene
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection
  • Osteomyelitis (infection of the bone)
  • Osteoradionecrosis (bone death due to radiation)
  • Radiation tissue damage
  • Thermal burns

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a proven way to help the body heal. The CMH Advanced Wound Clinic features two hyperbaric oxygen chambers for patient use.

The benefits of hyperbaric treatment

Hyperbaric oxygen chambers contain air pressure that is three times higher than the standard, allowing the lungs to breathe in more oxygen than is possible at normal air pressure.

Inside the chamber, the patient inhales 100% oxygen. The increased oxygen then dissolves into the plasma to reduce swelling and promote swift healing.

  • While inside the chamber, the oxygen reaches areas of decreased circulation.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps to kill bacteria and reduce infection.
  • The oxygen also stimulates new blood vessel formation.

For more information about the Advanced Wound Clinic, please call: 218-878-7601, Monday–Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

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512 Skyline Boulevard
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720
218-879-4641

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