Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a modality used to treat patients with chronic wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by allowing patients to breathe 100 percent oxygen at two-to-three times greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure while safely enclosed and monitored in a pressurized chamber. This increases the amount of oxygen that can be delivered to the body’s tissues by the blood. This boosts blood flow to a wound site, improves the body’s response to infection and supports tissue growth and healing. Wound healing problems may require 30 to 40 hyperbaric oxygen treatments.