Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, is a highly effective way of increasing the body’s own natural wound-healing abilities.
Normally, the air we breathe contains just 21% oxygen. But with our state-of-the-art technology, patients receive 100% oxygen at pressures greater than sea level atmospheric pressure. This greatly increases the amount of oxygen delivered to the wound and helps the healing process.
What are the benefits of this therapy?
For wound patients, this can mean many potential benefits including:
- Faster healing and recovery
- Decreased swelling
- Formation of new blood vessels
- Enhanced bone growth
- Preservation of tissue in reconstructive surgery
- Lower risk of infection
Is it safe?
HBOT is not only highly effective but also very safe, and has been used for more than thirty years to treat a variety of medical conditions.
Our hyperbaric oxygen chambers are used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries, compromised skin grafts, crush injuries and many other types of wounds.
What types of wounds are treated using this therapy?
Currently, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration authorizes hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treating:
- Diabetic foot ulcers (chronic sores)
- Soft tissue radionecrosis (tissue damage related to radiation)
- Osteoradionecrosis (bone damage related to radiation)
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis (infection of the bone or bone marrow)
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps (from surgical procedures)
- PAD (peripheral artery disease)
- Crush injuries/Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia (wounding event resulting in reduced or lost blood flow)
- Necrotizing fasciitis (rare infection of deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissues-commonly referred to as flesh-eating disease)
- Gas gangrene (dead tissue due to insufficient blood flow)
- Limb salvage (reattachment or amputations)
- Burns (from thermal sources)