Hyperbaric oxygen therapy harnesses the power of oxygen to promote healing in skin grafts. and is already being used to treat many different health conditions such as Injury from crushing, gas gangrene, a form of gangrene in which gas collects in tissues, sudden or traumatic inadequate blood flow in the arteries.
In hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a person goes into a chamber with 100% oxygenated air at a higher pressure than normal.
The air pressure within the hyperbaric chamber is around two and a half times greater than normal air pressure.
When you breathe 100% oxygen at high pressure, 20 times more oxygen goes through your bloodstream to wounded organs and tissue.
This permits your body to provide more oxygen to your organs and tissues, promoting healing and aiding in the treatment of a number of disorders.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can aid in the healing of grafts and flaps that have become impaired due to a lack of blood supply and oxygen.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps your body generate new blood vessels (angiogenesis), mend damaged tissue, and fight infections by oxygenating the wounded area to a much larger level.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to promote angiogenesis, which is the process by which new blood vessels are formed.
Hypoxia therapy is a powerful, but underutilized, treatment option for troublesome wounds and grafts that can be used in conjunction with more traditional methods.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used to treat injured tissues suffering from excessive blood loss, hematomas, and non-healing wounds.
As an additional treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to be useful in the treatment of infections such as gas gangrene, necrotizing fasciitis, diabetic foot infections, refractory osteomyelitis, neurosurgical infections, and fungal infections.
By enhancing the generation of free oxygen radicals, hyperbaric oxygen therapy functions as a bactericidal/bacteriostatic agent against anaerobic bacteria.
By boosting tissue oxygen tensions, hyperbaric oxygen therapy restores leukocytes’ bacterial-killing capacity in hypoxic wounds.
Furthermore, hyperbaric oxygen therapy works in conjunction with a number of antibiotics.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy’s use of extremely concentrated oxygen in a closed chamber is uniquely capable of repairing injured tissue and boosting the viability of a compromised skin graft by promoting good oxygen flow, increased blood vessel regeneration, as well as providing a boost in anti-inflammatory properties.