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Comprehensive Wound Healing Center

The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center is a Dartmouth-Hitchcock outpatient clinic located at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Specialized treatment of chronic and complex wounds is accomplished using latest evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and best practice care pathways. It is staffed by a specially trained team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and certified wound care nurses. The Center is comprehensive in our ability to access the extensive interdisciplinary team of specialists throughout Dartmouth-Hitchcock.


We treat chronic and complex wounds associated with:

  • Venous insufficiency
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Trauma / Surgery
  • Immobilization / Spinal injury
  • Lower extremity arterial disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Atypical wounds


  • Differential diagnosis, assessment of wound progress and adaptation of wound treatment therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy to assist with healing of specific wounds
  • Wound debridement
  • Total contact casting to offload neuropathic and diabetic foot ulcers
  • Patient and family education about ongoing wound care, nutritional support, smoking cessation, glycemic control, pressure relief technologies and devices
  • Culture and treatment of wound, skin and bone infections
  • Application of specialized wound dressings to maximize healing rates
  • Compression therapy
  • Bioengineered skin grafts/substitutes
  • Electrical stimulation for wound healing
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy to assist with the healing of hypoxic wounds
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