New Jersey residents suffering from hard-to-heal wounds can find one of
the nation's most successful wound centers right in their backyard - at The
Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
The Center's unique team of highly-trained physicians, nurses and foot
specialists can help sufferers get their lives back. They specialize in
non-healing wounds - those that have resisted healing after months and even
years of traditional treatment. The vast majority of patients leave the
Center completely healed in an average of just 50 days. The three main types
of wounds treated at Trinitas are pressure ulcers, venous ulcers and trauma
By using well-researched, proven techniques, the Center's multi-disciplinary
team provides healing and relief for patients who previously thought their
wounds were irreparable or would ultimately result in amputation.
Named "Center of the Year" by the Wound Care Group*, the Center for Wound
Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center was the first in the
state to use such innovative technologies as the Apligraf living skin
device. The expertise of the Center's physicians in pioneering wound closure
technologies such as the Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) was shared recently
at a number of national wound healing conferences. The Center ranks as one
of the top Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicines in the nation,
with overall heal rates consistently above 90 percent.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves placing the patient in a
specially-designed chamber that administers a 100 percent oxygen-rich
environment under slight pressure. Oxygen reaches the wound through the
bloodstream, resulting in improved healing, greater blood vessel
formation and reduced likelihood of infection. This treatment provides a
non-invasive procedure for patients with difficult wounds, crush
injuries, acute burns or diabetes-related ulcers.
Vacuum-Controlled Assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy is a system that
uses controlled negative pressure (vacuum) to help promote wound
healing. Clinical studies demonstrate that the VAC Therapy System also
removes infectious materials and other fluids from the wound. The VAC
Therapy System employs a computer-controlled therapy unit to maintain a
constant negative pressure on the wound site.
Apligraf, a living skin device first used in New Jersey at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, is bilayered, cultured skin that has brought relief to
thousands of patients suffering from venous leg ulcers and other types
of hard-to-heal wounds. In a recent study at Trinitas, nine patients
with limb-threatening ulcers were treated with Apligraf. All had been
referred to Trinitas after other medical practitioners had recommended
amputation. Each patient healed completely in an average of 76 days.
How To Access Our Center
If you have a sore or wound that hasn't started to get significantly better
in a month, or healed entirely in two months, you should ask your doctor
about the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
A physician referral is not necessary. Individuals may call the Center
directly to make an appointment for evaluation. The evaluation usually
includes a physical examination, lab work and other special tests to
determine the flow of blood and oxygen to the wound.
The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center is
located in Suite 104 of the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Medical Office Building, 240
Williamson Street. The Medical Office Building is part of the main Trinitas Regional Medical Center campus. The Center can be reached at 908-994-5480.