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Burn care

Burn care focuses on the treatment and minimization of injuries caused by heat, chemicals, friction, electricity or radiation. Care can also include specialized reconstructive services.


Burn treatment in Highlands, North Carolina

You should never have to live with the pain and irritation that accompanies unexpected burns.

At Highlands-Cashiers Hospital we understand the severity of burns, and work to provide you the best path towards recovery. For more advanced treatment, we can refer you to Mission Burn and Wound Center, located at Mission Hospital.

Types of burns we treat

We offer assessment and treatment for many types of burns, including:

  • First-degree burns
  • Second-degree burns
  • Third-degree burns
  • Radiation wounds

Burn care services we provide

Burns need specialized treatment and monitoring to ensure your skin and tissue properly heal. Our burn specialists know this, and care deeply about helping you recover.

Burn treatments we offer

Some burn care services we may use for your condition include:

  • Advanced topical dressings
  • Ankle-brachial index (ABI) testing
  • Biological dressings
  • Compression wraps
  • Debridement
  • Offloading support (not bearing weight on burned extremities)
  • Skin grafts
  • Skin substitutes
  • Unna boots (specialized wound dressing)

Features of the Mission Burn and Wound Center

The burn center at Mission Hospital includes ample space for healing. They offer 14 exam rooms, hydrotherapy care, and both physical and occupational therapy. The facility also provides two highly specialized types of burn care:

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) — HBOT increases your skin's oxygen intake to promote more swift, complete healing of burned tissue and damaged skin.
  • Regenerative therapy — Also known as growth factor (GF) therapy, this treatment involves the topical application of substances that promote new cell growth, while healing damaged ones.

Our Burn care Locations

Currently Viewing:

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
190 Hospital Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
 (828) 526 - 1200

Currently Viewing:

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
190 Hospital Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
 (828) 526 - 1200
Angel Medical Center
124 One Center Court
Franklin, NC 28734
 (828) 524 - 8411

12.3 miles

Mission Hospital
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
 (828) 213 - 1111

49.4 miles

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