When Bonnie started noticing a slow build-up of pain, she attributed the discomfort to arthritis or gout. After several surgeries on her leg, she found she had a serious infection and developed a nonhealing wound. Bonnie's surgeon suggested hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a novel treatment that would incorporate the use of 100 percent pressurized oxygen to help heal her wound.
Nancy developed a stage 3 nonhealing wound on the bottom of her foot as a result of diabetes. After months of trying to find a solution, a serendipitous meeting with a stranger in her local grocery story introduced her to UPMC McKeesport Wound Healing Services where she found treatment and relief.
When Dr. Scott Nettour, a retired orthopaedic surgeon, developed ulcers on his feet as a result of diabetes, he turned to UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant for treatment - including wound debridement and a combination of collagen and extracellular matrix products that encouraged growth of his skin cells to improve healing. Within a few months, each of his ulcers was completely healed.
In October 2018, Patti Weising underwent a kidney transplant at UPMC Montefiore. Before receiving the transplant, however, she needed to recover from a nonhealing wound on the bottom of her right foot – and she was fighting against time to do it. She turned to experts at UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant to heal her wound in time for the lifesaving transplant.