The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Centers of Main Line Health specialize
in treatments for slow-healing and chronic wounds. As a comprehensive
wound center, we provide a full assessment, tailored treatment, advanced
wound therapies, patient education and support. Our goal is to heal the
wound as quickly and efficiently as possible and to eliminate
wound-related symptoms and complications. With four locations—Lankenau
Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle
Hospital—our team of delivers advanced wound care conveniently located
Expertise in Treating Complex or Chronic Wounds
We treat a variety of conditions that lead to skin breakdown and injury,
Leg and foot ulcers (sores) caused by diabetes or medical
conditions that impair blood circulation through the arteries or
Pressure ulcers caused by sitting or lying in one position for
Tissue injury caused by radiation therapy for cancer, such as
injury to the bladder, intestines, rectum, or skin
Wounds associated with lymphedema (swelling in a leg or an arm
caused by a buildup of fluid)
Wounds caused by burns or trauma
Non-healing surgical wounds
Other non-healing wounds
Our nurses, physicians, clinicians and clinical staff begin with a
review of each patient’s medical history. An examination and assessment
considering all factors that impact healing help determine the patient’s
individualized care plan. This thorough consideration prior to treatment
sets our patients up for successful healing. Our patients often have
underlying medical conditions—diabetes, neuropathy, arthritis, venous
insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease—that can effect healing. A
thoughtful and continually monitored treatment plan is paramount.
Healing of Complex or Chronic Wounds through a Full-Range of
At Main Line Health we offer therapies to help heal your wound as
quickly as possible, relieve pain and other symptoms caused by the
wound, and prevent complications and keep the wound from returning
Topical wound dressings
Negative pressure wound therapy
Surgical removal of dead tissue
Skin and tissue grafting
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) serves an important role in wound
treatment. It is administered via our Center’s monoplace chamber that is
pressurized with 100% oxygen so that the patient breathes the ambient
chamber oxygen directly. HBOT delivers high concentrations of oxygen to
the bloodstream and surrounding tissues. At the Main Line Health Wound
Healing and Hyperbaric Centers, HBOT does not replace other methods of
treatment. It acts as complementary therapy for patients with complex or
non-healing wounds or tissue damage caused by infection or prior
radiation therapy. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps to:
Stimulate new tissue growth and new blood vessel formation
Decrease edema (fluid buildup in tissues)
Improve the effectiveness of antibiotics
Why Main Line Health for Wound Healing?
Healing problem wounds often requires a combination of
treatments. Our team takes a collaborative approach to your
care, involving other specialists as needed to optimize healing
of your wound.
Thorough Wound Evaluation
In addition to carefully examining your wound, our wound
specialists will investigate the cause or causes of the wound as
well as any health factors that may be hindering wound healing.
Specialized tests also may be done, for example to check the
quality of your blood flow.
Customized Treatment Plans
You will receive a treatment plan designed to address the
specific type of wound you have as well as any factors or health
conditions that may impair wound healing. This starts with a
review of your medical history and assessment of your physical
health that may affect healing. Your individualized plan will
include regular visits to the Wound Center where we will treat
your would and evaluate your progress.
Education about Healing and Preventing Wounds
During your treatment, you and your family members or caregivers
will be taught how to care for your wound at home and about
lifestyle changes that can help improve healing. You will also
learn how to prevent wounds from recurring.
Support for your Treatment Plan
Our wound team will coordinate all aspects of your care,
including scheduling consultations with other specialists and
arranging any needed services, such as home care or delivery of
medical equipment, wound dressings, or supplies.
Coordinated Care and a Commitment to Excellence
Main Line Health has four Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Centers,
allowing you to choose the location most convenient for you.
Each Center provides the same services and is staffed by a team
of professionals trained and experienced in advanced wound care.
These teams work together to ensure that care is standardized
and reflects current best practices in wound healing.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.