Center for Wound Healing: Case Studies

The Center for Wound Healing offers a comprehensive treatment program that employs the most advanced surgical and medical treatments available, including access to the new Center for Hyperbaric Medicine adjacent to the Center for Wound Healing.

Advanced treatment options

Evaluating wound

Treatment plans include, where appropriate:

  • Complete medical history and wound assessment
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Diabetes education
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Coordination with home care
  • Wound offloading, protection and management
  • Lower extremity vascular workups and therapy
  • Debridement and surgical intervention
  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Growth factor therapy and bio-engineered skin substitutes
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Vascular, plastic and general surgery

Keeping you involved and informed

Many patients and their physicians report satisfaction with the long-term positive effects of wound treatment. Significantly fewer limb amputations and greater mobility and independence are well worth the effort. The statistics speak for themselves. The five-year mortality rate of individuals with non-healing ulcerations and amputations is nearly 50 percent.

Relative 5-Year Mortality Rates

Wound Care stats

Patient Case Studies


Patient One
55 year old individual with diabetes mellitus type 2 present with a wound on the right foot that has not healed and has seen little improvement for 4 months. Using advanced skin technology, skin cells grown in a laboratory were applied to this wound and it healed in 3 weeks.

Patient One before Patient One, after

Patient Two
76 year old individual with diabetes mellitus type 2 present with a wound on the right foot for 2 months that continued to worsen with time. It was noted that bone had become prominent on the bottom of his foot leading to the condition. Surgery was performed to remove the bone prominence and soon after the skin healed.

Patient Two, before Patient Two, after

Patient Three
85 year old individual with overlapping peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and venous insufficiency disease present with a non healing ulceration on the left calf. Using a combination of appropriate levels of compressive wraps to control the venous insufficiency, referral to Interventional Radiology for an endovascular procedure to improve blood flow and the use of skin cells grown in the laboratory, closure of this wound was successful.

Patient Three, before Patient Three, after

Using the latest technology

Luna Imaging System Logo

Hennepin County Medical Center's Center for Hyperbaric Medicine uses fluorescence microangiography, a technology that can assess blood flow in chronic, non-healing wounds and diabetic foot ulcers. Hennepin County Medical Center is the first in Minnesota to use the LUNA™ Imaging System for wound assessment.