Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. The patient receives high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, which assist in the healing process fighting certain types of wound infections that may reduce the possibility of amputation. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels to improve circulation. The number of treatments prescribed and duration will be determined by the patient’s diagnosis.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Chronic bone infections
  • Radiation-related wounds
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Leg wounds
  • Crush injuries
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Other non-healing wounds