Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
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If you experience a wound that hasn’t healed in four weeks, ask your physician to evaluate your wound for HBO. Wound conditions that may benefit from HBO include:
- Air or gas embolism
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Crush injuries
- Decompression sickness
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
- Enhancement of healing in select wounds
- Exceptional blood loss anemia
- Intracranial abscess
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Post-radiation injury
- Refractory osteomyelitis
- Thermal burn
How It Works
Lying in the transparent cylinder of the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, you have an unobstructed view outside and the ability to talk to an attendant through an intercom. During treatment, you may relax by sleeping, listen to music or watch television. As the chamber is gradually pressurized, you may feel a “fullness” in the ears similar to that experienced when diving under water or flying in an airplane. Trained attendants can assist in trying to help you overcome this temporary sensation.
How long does each treatment last?
How many treatments should I need?
Can someone stay with me during treatments?
What should I wear to treatment?
We will provide you with clothing for the treatment. For safety considerations, please do not wear:
- Make up
- Wigs or hair pieces
- Nail polish applied in the previous 24 hours.
- Loose-fitting dentures
- Skin lotions, hair spray/hair oil
- Perfume, cologne or aftershave
- Jewelry, including watches and earrings
Also, please don't have anything in your mouth, including chewing gum or candy.