Lincroft resident Clement Cangelosi, a diabetic, had a hole in the heel of his right foot that wasn’t closing. He was referred to the Wound Treatment Center at Monmouth Medical Center and underwent 46 treatments in a row in the Center’s hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a non-invasive wound treatment option that allows patients to breathe in 100 percent oxygen in a comfortable, pressurized chamber. This increased oxygen delivery to all tissues improves the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria and helps boost the body’s own natural healing process.
According to Clement, “My wound has gotten smaller and smaller and I have had no problems at all being in the chamber – it was really no big deal for me.”
Clement is pleased with the care he has received at the Wound Center and the progress he has made, saying “There is only a small portion of my wound that still has to heal. I see the doctor every three weeks and a nurse three times each week. I am very happy with everyone on the staff at the Wound Center. They are so great that I can honestly say that I actually enjoy my time there.”