Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saturates the body's cells with a prescribed amount of 100 percent oxygen, administered inside a safe, specially designed chamber. A higher than normal pressure inside the chamber gives the oxygen an extra push into your tissue that is affected by the wound to promote the growth of healthy tissue, expand blood flow and help the effects of any antibiotics you are taking.
Is HBO Right For You?
HBO is considered "adjunctive therapy," or treatment that is used
together with other forms of treatment. HBO is not a cure-all, but a
part of your total medical or surgical care. Your doctor will decide if
HBO should be a part of your overall wound healing treatment plan.
In order to assure appropriate use of HBO we follow the indications approved by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.