Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
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The Center For Wound Healing is the only regional hospital to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an adjunct to our aggressive wound healing protocol.
Patients benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) by breathing 100 percent oxygen in increased atmospheric pressure. The increased oxygen level in the tissue promotes healing and fights infection. HBOT is effective in healing wounds from certain medical conditions such as diabetic wounds as well as certain bone and skin infections.
This treatment, which is covered by most insurance plans, is appropriate for approximately 20 percent of patients with chronic wounds. The Center For Wound Healing has two monoplace, or one-person, HBOT chambers. The roomy chamber is made out of a clear acrylic material. Some patients enjoy watching television during their treatments, while others prefer to sleep during the two-hour sessions.
Wounds treated with HBOT include:
- Diabetic foot wounds.
- Skin graft/flap salvage.
- Soft tissue radiation damage.
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis.
- Progressive necrotizing infections.
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