This treatment is especially effective for patients with poor circulation.
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) and Radiation Tissue Damage
Radiation injuries can occur months and even years after radiation exposure. Radiation treatment is designed to destroy a malignancy and normal tissue cells that have been damaged. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to enhance the growth of blood cells in irradiated and hypoxic tissue areas where there were few or none after radiation.
Skin Grafts & Flaps (Compromised)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is instrumental in the aid of skin grafts and flaps. When tissue has been damaged by irradiation, perfusion (blood delivery to capillary beds), or hypoxia, HBOT can greatly improve the life and viability of the damaged tissue.
HBOT treatments are frequently used in association with surgical and infectious disease therapies for chronic inflammation of the bone.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is presently utilized to treat serious burns (greater than 20% total body surface), partial- or full-thickness injury, or injury that involves the hands, face, feet, or perineum. Working in close conjunction with a comprehensive burn care program, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve survival, reduce the length of hospital stay, and lessen the need for surgery.