What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the use of 100 percent oxygen applied at an increased amount of atmospheric pressure and is used in addition to traditional wound care treatments. This type of therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment options for many specialistis including oncologists; dentists; ear nose and throat specialists; general surgeons; endocrinology; internal medicine and family medicine.
What conditions does this therapy treat?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat several medical conditions, including but not limited to:
- Diabetic wounds
- Latent radiation injury
- Non-healing wounds
- Skin grafts
- Failed flaps
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Severe anemia
- Crush injuries
- Compartment syndrome
Treatments are given in three 30-minute increments back-to-back each day; they are given five days a week for 28 days.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call Great Plains Health Wound Healing Center at 308.568.8648.