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Dr. Phil Rettenmaier, along with another local physician developed the Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Program at St. Joseph Hospital in 1991.  (To this day the only Program in Indiana with a multiplace Hyperbaric Chamber.)
 
Indiana Wound Care offers a comprehensive range of services, including:
 
  • Vascular assessment, including determination of ankle-brachial index and transcutaneous oxygen measurements. Further testing can be carried out within the hospital vascular laboratory or at a vascular lab of the referring physician’s choice
  • Nutritional assessment and intervention
  • Infection assessment and intervention
  • Pain assessment and analgesic optimization
  • Scientifically proven treatment protocols that include advanced wound care technologies, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, topical growth factor therapy, negative pressure therapy, bioengineered skin substitutes
  • Collaboration with pedorthotists and podiatrists for determination of appropriate footwear and application of modern off-loading techniques
  • Compression therapy and lower extremity edema control
  • Patient and family education
  • Lifelong follow up care to ensure recurrences are kept to a minimum is also an option
  • Access to investigational protocols and emerging new therapies
Individualized Care For Many Conditions
Our compassionate staff works one-on-one with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. We treat a wide range of non-healing wounds associated with complications from diabetes, vascular disorders and trauma, including:
 
  • Soft tissue radiation necrosis
  • Venous ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw
  • Lower extremity arterial disease ulcers
  • Radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis
  • Radiation proctitis/enteritis
  • Compromised skin grafts and flap
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning
  • Decompression sickness
We work closely with:
 
  • Vascular surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics
We take a different approach and treat the complete person — which is more effective than simply concentrating on the wound. We use a nationally recognized approach to healing wounds with the latest clinical treatments including:
 
  • Debridement
  • Advanced wound care dressings
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Compression Therapy
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Prescriptive Growth Factors
  • Bio-engineered skin and Extra Cellular Matrix replacement therapy
  • Edema management
  • Non-invasive vascular assessment