Mechanics of Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for wound healing is accessible to Morris County, New Jersey residents.

One of the most difficult aspects of medicine is dealing with chronic wounds and infections. Because it increases oxygenation and neovascularization and decreases inflammation in chronic wounds, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be used as adjunctive therapy in many wound care settings.

HBOT involves the administration of 100% oxygen at pressures greater than 1.4 atmospheres absolute over a series of treatments. There is mounting evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) improves wound healing and reduces the risk of adverse outcomes including amputation. HBOT, however, is not widely known among doctors.

All of the indications for HBOT are covered, and the clinical evidence for HBOT in the treatment of vascular insufficiencies, diabetic ulcers, delayed radiation injury, and chronic refractory osteomyelitis is investigated in detail.