Specializing in healing chronic wounds in Terre Haute, Indiana

The Terre Haute Regional Hospital Center for Wound Care uses the most up-to-date approaches for wound healing and remains current on new, scientific advances in open wound care. Our Center for Wound Care is a hospital-based outpatient facility located on the main floor of the hospital. The center is open Monday through Friday.

For more information about the Center for Wound Care, please call (812) 237-9946.

If you have a wound that will not heal, you are not alone. Every year, chronic wounds—caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions—keep millions of Americans from doing the things they love.

Our multidisciplinary team of dedicated doctors and nurses treat more of these wounds than any other facility. Many patients see wounds that have resisted healing after months of traditional treatment be treated and healed successfully with our advanced techniques.

When should I seek treatment for a wound?

If you have a sore or wound that has not begun to heal within two weeks or has not completely healed in six weeks, you should contact the Terre Haute Regional Hospital Center for Wound Care. We will coordinate your care with your primary physician.

Circumstances that may require wound care include:

  • Ulcers (pressure, diabetic, neuropathic or ischemic)
  • Surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Burns
  • Venous stasis
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Peristomial skin irritations
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Actinomycosis
  • Preservation of compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Crush injury/acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Progressive necrotizing infections (flesh-eating bacteria)
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Traumatic wounds

Our wound care treatments

Upon arrival, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health. Members of the team will review your medical history, and they may perform a blood test and other special tests to inform your physicians about blood flow and oxygen levels in the wound area.

We form a treatment program based on your test results and individual needs. This program will include regular visits to the Center for Wound Care to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes needed. You or your caregiver will be given detailed instructions for in-home care regarding bandage changes and protection of the wound site from further damage. We encourage you to watch their own progress in-between visits.

Treatment options for your wound may include:

  • Infectious disease management
  • Physical therapy
  • Vascular evaluation
  • Bioengineered skin grafting
  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Nutritional management
  • Pain management
  • Diabetic education
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiology
  • Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
  • Edema (swelling) management
  • Hyperbaric medicine