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11/09/2017
By: Sean K.
Purpera, Frank, MD
The size of my leg has improved. It used to be swollen! I also used to have pain in my legs, and I had poor circulation. All of that has improved with the procedures!
11/04/2017
By: Cory H.
Purpera, Frank, MD
My legs have gotten better since the procedures. I do not have any of the old symptoms of cramping or anything like that.
10/27/2017
By: Jordyn A.
Purpera, Frank, MD
The pain in my legs is better since the procedures. The discoloration and swelling is better. I can finally just lay in bed at night and sleep, because i do not have the aching anymore.
10/20/2017
By: Norris L.
Purpera, Frank, MD
I learned a lot in the office about my legs, compression, and activity. The doctor has made sure I understand the compression, and I am glad to know it will help. My cramps have also decreased since the procedures.
10/18/2017
By: Kirsten M.
Purpera, Frank, MD
When I am running, my legs do not feel as tired and heavy. I have less cramps, and my legs feel better overall.
10/11/2017
By: Sandra M.
Purpera, Frank, MD
The cramping is a lot better, I do not have that anymore. My legs used to feel so heavy before, it took a lot to lift them up and take a step. The tenderness and burning is also a lot better.
10/04/2017
By: Norma B.
Purpera, Frank, MD
I think the cramping and itching are both ten times better. They used to hurt so much, and that is better. I can also walk longer since my legs do not get tired.
09/27/2017
By: Kimberly M.
Purpera, Frank, MD
Most of the pain in my legs is gone, including the swelling. I do not retain as much fluid anymore, and I sleep better now that I do not have to try and get my legs comfortable.
09/22/2017
By: Janet B.
Purpera, Frank, MD
The swelling and heaviness in my legs went down. The cramps and the jumpy legs also are much better!!!
09/11/2017
By: Pat R.
Purpera, Frank, MD
I am not having the achiness anymore. My legs do not feel tired and achy when I am on my feet all day anymore. They used to kill me, and I would need to put my feet up, but I do not have that anymore. They also look good cosmetically, and I do not feel like I need to hide my legs. The staff and doctor were also wonderful and kind.
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This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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