Comprehensive Wound Healing Center

The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center is an outpatient clinic. We specialize in treating chronic and complex wounds. Our specially trained team uses the latest guidelines and best practices. We are part of the extensive team of specialists throughout Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.


We treat chronic and complex wounds associated with:

  • Atypical wounds
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Immobilization and spinal injury
  • Lower extremity arterial disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Trauma and surgery
  • Venous insufficiency


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