Wound Therapy Program

The clinic’s introduction to wound healing and the donation of supplies for a new way of treating wounds through the use of topical oxygen is a blessing to clinic patients. SATC purchased a concentrator that produced the oxygen required to flow through a special sack covering a wound.  This novel approach of applying topical oxygen to the skin’s surface to speed up healing is of great benefit to diabetics and patients with wounds that have not healed in years. 

Clinic physicians saw healing take place in as little as three weeks!  This therapy, especially when used in conjunction with antibiotics, represents a new treatment regime for Hondurans.  

The use of topical hyperbaric oxygen is a therapy not available to most Hondurans, especially those without financial means to pay for it.  SATC was excited to make it available to clinic patients and to learn about the positive results achieved.

Nellie, a Honduran nurse working at the clinic, prepares a patient for topical hyberbaric oxygen therapy. We have seen incredible results using this treatment on severely ulcerated sores. Another patient had suffered for more than 20 years and had gone against doctors recommendations to amputate her leg. Bob and Mike saw her on their recent trip to the clinic. She was finishing her treatment, was pain free, and the sore healed.  

Nellie, a Honduran nurse working at the clinic, prepares a patient for topical hyberbaric oxygen therapy. We have seen incredible results using this treatment on severely ulcerated sores. Another patient had suffered for more than 20 years and had gone against doctors recommendations to amputate her leg. Bob and Mike saw her on their recent trip to the clinic. She was finishing her treatment, was pain free, and the sore healed.

 

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Healing of a patient's toe

Healing of a patient's toe