Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Problem wounds can cause chronic discomfort and pain. We are proud to provide our patients the most advanced treatment and clinical options in chronic wound care. There is no reason to suffer when hyperbaric oxygen therapy is so close to home.
What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Breathing 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure is a painless, proven way to help the body heal. Hyperbaric chambers work by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure in sessions, or dives, that last 90-minutes to two hours. Hyperbaric chambers increase oxygen levels in the blood in a process known as oxygenation. Red blood cells pass more easily through the plasma when there is increased oxygen, and this helps wounds heal from the inside out.
What Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treat?
Hyperbaric chambers have evolved to treat patients suffering from chronic wounds and the following issues:
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Diabetic ulcers
- Soft tissue injury from radiation therapy
- Wounds that have not healed within 30 days
The hyperbaric chambers resemble a reclining bed encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in diameter. Patients can listen to music or watch movies on televisions mounted above the chamber while remaining in constant contact with those outside the chamber through an intercom and private handset.
Typically, patients do not feel anything in the hyperbaric chamber except a slight pressure on the eardrum, similar to the feeling when a plane lands, as chamber air is compressed. The chamber emits high levels of oxygen, and this process, oxygenation, helps the body to heal its wounds faster.
Please call us at (888) 628-1948 to find out more about our oxygenation and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.