Problem Wound Healing

The Good Effects of HBOT

Wounds can be caused by many different problems. The term ‘chronic wound’ may be used. A chronic wound (persistent wounds) is a wound that does not heal in an orderly set of stages and in a predictable amount of time the way most wounds do. Often these wounds are low in oxygen.

Many non-healing wounds result from vascular insufficiency ulcers, complications from diabetes (diabetic foot), radiation necrosis, soft tissue infections, compromised amputation sites, bone infection (refractory osteomyelitis), and traumatic wounds from crush injuries.

The effects of HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) on improving wound tissue hypoxia, enhancing perfusion, reducing edema, down regulating inflammatory cells, promoting fibroblast proliferation, collagen production, and angiogenesis make it a useful adjunct in clinical practice for “Problem Wounds” Healing.

May you need consult to specialist doctor for further information. Your specialist doctor may recommend specific treatment options based on the severity of your Diabetic Foot, or other potential tests such as a X-Ray, CT or MRI imaging scan.