Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Medical studies have shown that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), when paired with routine medical and/or surgical care, helps to expedite the healing process for a variety of medical conditions.

Providing significant advantages for diabetic ulcers, burn injuries, collagen production, infection, and late effects of radiation, among many other indications. A few of the possible health advantages and favorable outcomes of hyperbaric chamber treatments are:

Promoting wound healing

Improving and repairing injury, by increasing oxygen delivery to damaged tissues

Improving infection control

Helping in new blood vessel formation from pre-existing vessels (angiogenesis)

Nitric oxide release with migration to point of injury

Increasing the production of collagen

Reducing local swelling (edema)

Stem cell release and migration to area of injury

Improving perfusion (blood flow) to the affected area

Decreasing markers of inflammation in the body

Reducing the effects of decompression illness; HBOT was first utilized medically for this condition

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CMS Approved Indications

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities

  • Soft tissue radionecrosis

  • Osteoradionecrosis

  • Compromised skin grafts/skin flaps

  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis

  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia

  • Crush injuries/suturing of severed limbs

  • Progressive necrotizing infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis

  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency

  • Actinomycosis

  • Gas embolism/air embolism

  • Gas gangrene/myonecrosis

  • Carbon monoxide intoxication/poisoning

  • Cyanide poisoning

  • Decompression illness

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy enhances wound healing by increasing wound oxygenation. The treatment consists of inhaling pure oxygen in a pressurized environment, such as a hyperbaric therapy room or chamber. The patient's blood becomes more oxygenated while breathing in a pressured chamber containing medical-grade 100% oxygen at pressures of 2.0 ATA or above. As it circulates, the oxygen-rich blood and plasma transport more oxygen to regions of concern, such as surgical sites or sick areas such as diabetic foot ulcers.

Accelerated Healing With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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