Wound Care Center

If you have a sore or wound that hasn't started to heal in a month, or healed entirely in two months, the Wound Care Center® at Northern Nevada Medical Center can help. The Wound Care Center provides advanced treatment, including two hyperbaric chambers for oxygen therapy, to treat slow- and non-healing wounds.

The Wound Care Center is a hospital-based outpatient service staffed by a multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses who focus on treating non-healing wounds.

Ask Your Doctor

Ask your doctor about the Wound Care Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center, or call 775-352-5353 for more information.

Award Winning Care

The Wound Care Center at NNMC recently received the Center of Excellence Award for the second consecutive year and the Center of Distinction Award for Quality Patient Care. It has also been named a Healogics Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence by meeting the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics, Inc. The Wound Care Center has been named a Center of Distinction five times and a Center of Excellence three times. Healogics Inc. has recognized NNMC for the following outstanding patient outcomes for the past four years:

  • More than 92 percent patient satisfaction
  • 91 percent wound healing rate
  • 30 median days to heal

When to Get Help for a Chronic Wound

If you have a sore or wound that is not significantly better in a month or healed entirely in two months, ask your doctor about the Wound Care Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center. We'll work with your doctor to create a treatment plan designed for you.

If you or your physician has any questions, please call us at 775-352-5353 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Typical conditions treated include:

  • Venous ulcers
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Wounds that require incision and drainage
  • Cellulitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Trauma wounds

How Non-healing Wounds Are Treated

Northern Nevada Medical Center offers a variety of treatment options, depending on the type and severity of non-healing wounds. Your treatment may include the following:

  • Infectious disease management
  • Physical therapy
  • Vascular evaluation
  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Nutritional management
  • Pain management
  • Diabetic education
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiology
  • Debridement (removal of dead or infected tissue)
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provides high-pressure oxygen in a pressurized cylinder, called a hyperbaric chamber. Breathing 100 percent pure oxygen increases the amount of oxygen in the blood to many times its normal level. Blood vessels deliver this "super" oxygenated blood to tissues throughout the body to help heal, fight off infection, decrease swelling, and aid in the growth of new blood vessels.

How Heart Health Affects Wound Healing

Heart health is one of the most important factors that can affect wound healing. Issues with your heart and vessels can cause obstructions that reduce the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrition to the wound. Cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke can also impact your heart. Here are some tips to help you live a heart healthy life.

  • Live an active lifestyle
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco of any kind
  • Eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight
  • Make sleep a priority
  • Manage your stress in a healthy way
  • See your healthcare provider for regular screenings

Meet the Medical Director of The Wound Care Center

Todd Inman, MD, is board certified in family medicine and wound care. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.

Below he discusses non-healing wounds, including the causes and treatments.