In today’s Brazos Valley Physician’s Organization Journal of Medicine Report, Dr. Wade Farrow explains how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps heal wounds.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a very important modality in the Modern Wound Care Center. There are 14 approved indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. We use those extensively at our Wound Care Center to assist in the healing of diabetic foot wounds, diabetic leg wounds, as well as other complications such as surgical flaps, or graphed failures or radiation damage tissue and chronic bone infections.
Hyperberic Oxygen Therapy works using oxygen as a drug. The patient is placed inside a pressurized chamber and the pressure is increased two to three times normal atmospheric pressure. This enables us then to deliver 100% oxygen which they breathe in through a hood system and the patient stays in the chamber for a period of time of approximately 90 minutes at pressure. The patient receives treatments daily. Typically there in a minimum of ten treatments needed, depending upon the indication and sometimes patients stay in for as many as sixty to eighty treatments, depending upon their illness and their progression.
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