>The Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The third annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 6 - 10.  One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers, the Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine at Frankfort Regional Medical Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.  Program Directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions.

It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.  If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.

 “Many patients live with chronic wounds for months or even years,” said Joseph Milum, MD, Medical Director for the Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine.  “Advanced wound care, as part of a comprehensive care plan can help heal patients faster than traditional methods. It is our mission to raise awareness of the chronic wound problem as well as the benefits of advanced wound care in the communities we serve.” 

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to the Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine. Visit woundcareawareness.com to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear from patients about how wound healing changed their life. To schedule an appointment, please call 502-226-7872.