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Wound Healing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Helping wounds heal safely.

Nearly 6 million patients in America are affected by chronic wounds, costing the U.S. health care system an estimated $20 billion a year. At Marshfield Clinic Health System, we use the latest techniques to care for chronic wounds.​

Specialized care team

Our clinical approach is systematic and focused on rapid healing while also addressing the underlying causes of your wounds. We execute evidence-based protocols to produce consistent, high quality patient outcomes.

You can expect a customized evaluation and treatment followed by education, including nutrition and exercise, to maximize healing. We collaborate with your referring provider to ensure an appropriate plan of care.

Treatment options

We offer treatment options that can help heal acute and chronic wounds, giving you back your quality of life. Treatment options include:​​

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

We offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy in certain locations throughout the Health System. It is an advanced treatment option where the patient breathes 100% oxygen under pressure, causing the oxygen to diffuse into the blood plasma. The pressurized environment helps to reduce swelling and discomfort, while providing the body with at least 10 times its normal supply of oxygen to help repair damaged tissue.


A member of your care team removes damaged tissue from the wound to decrease infection and promote healing.

Infection control

With our advanced wound care techniques, our clinicians are trained to reduce infections in complex, acute and chronic wounds. We are able to collaborate with Infectious Disease specialists throughout the Health System.

Endovascular revascularization

Endovascular revascularization advances healing in patients by restoring blood flow to the affected limb by removing blockages such as blood clots, calcification and others.

Bioengineered skin substitutes

These advanced cellular-based products are used to accelerate wound healing by mimicking the properties of tissue. Many of these products can be placed during a clinical visit.

Compression therapy​

By applying pressure to swollen areas such as ankles and legs, compression therapy increases blood flow and quickens healing. We are able to collaborate with lymphedema specialists throughout the Health System.

Negative pressure wound therapy

Negative pressure wound therapy mimics the effects of a vacuum on your wound to reduce swelling, reduce infection, control drainage and accelerate tissue growth.​

Conditions we treat with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

  • Acute burns
  • Acute loss of blood supply from crush injuries
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Chronic bone infections
  • Compromised or failing flaps or grafts
  • Decompression sickness
  • Diabetic foot wounds Wagner grade three or four
  • Gas embolism
  • Intracranial abscesses
  • Late effects of radiation therapy
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Severe anemia

Common conditions we treat with wound care

  • Arterial injuries
  • Burns
  • Chronic wounds
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Lymphedema injuries
  • Pressure injuries
  • Surgical incisions
  • Trauma injuries
  • Venous injuries
  • Other skin or tissue loss

Your wound healing care team

Your wound healing care team works to diagnose, prevent and treat acute and chronic wounds while optimizing holistic care. Team members may include:

Hyperbaric and wound healing centers

These centers integrate wound healing, wound surgery and state-of-the-art hyperbaric medicine in one facility. This enables the highest level of care in a convenient and comfortable location for patients.

Marshfield Medical Center

Features an open hyperbaric chamber that keeps comfort in mind.


Marshfield Medical Center-Weston

Features an open hyperbaric chamber that keeps comfort in mind.

3400 Ministry Parkway

Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam​

Features the area's only monoplace hyperbaric chamber.


Wound healing centers

Multidisciplinary teams of wound experts are available to treat acute and hard-to-heal wounds at these locations.

Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire


Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake​


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The healing power of hyperbaric medicine: One patient’s story

A non-healing wound was life changing for Julie Peissig. Watch her story, and see how hyperbaric medicine at Marshfield Clinic Health System helped her heal. Read more

More Wound Healing stories:

Burns: When should I see a doctor?

Dealing with chronic wounds: 3 things to know ​​​​