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Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy

A specialized Wound Therapy in which the patient breathes 100% pure oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber. The air pressure inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is about two and a half times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere. This high pressure dose of oxygen helps blood carry more oxygen to the organs and connective tissues to promote wound healing. It also activates the white blood cells to fight infection.

HBO can be a primary treatment or it can be used in combination with other treatments.  HBO therapy is an outpatient procedure that is performed once daily for approximately four to six weeks. One treatment takes about two hours.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used to treat:

Diabetic wound of the lower extremity

Chronic bone infection (Chronic refractory osteomyelitis)

Late side effect of radiation in bones (Osteoradionecrosis)

Late side effect of radiation in soft tissue (Soft tissue radionecrosis)

Compromised skin flaps and grafts

Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency

Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia

Progressive necrotizing infections

Crush injuries and suturing of severed limbs (acute)

Gas gangrene (acute)

Gas embolism

Acute carbon monoxide intoxication

Actinomycosis

Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Central Retinal Arterial Occlusion (CRAO)

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