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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is primarily used for the treatment of conditions that result from lack of oxygen in the tissues, such as diabetic wounds, radionecrosis — which can be a result of radiation therapy — severe infections and traumatic crush injuries.

While lying in a large, acrylic chamber, patients breathe 100 percent oxygen as it is circulated to the chamber at pressure levels two and three times greater than normal. The high pressure causes the lungs and body tissues to absorb the oxygen in a shorter amount of time, in greater amounts, and the oxygen boost to the tissues promotes healing.

Because it promotes blood flow and increases oxygen circulation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy also has proven to be effective in treating decompression sickness from scuba diving injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, chronic bone infections, complications arising from prior radiation treatments, traumatic wound injuries to bone, muscle or blood vessels, peripheral vascular disease, gas gangrene infections, compromised skin grafts, reattachment of limbs and surgical incisions.

A variety of chronic wounds can be treated including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Collagen vascular disease

Other wounds that may be considered appropriate include:

  • Any wound that has not responded to conventional wound care for 30 days or more
  • Wounds that involve tendons, bones or joints
  • Wounds with accompanying osteomyelitis or gangrene
  • Wounds that involve venous and arterial flow
  • Ulcers complicated by chronic disease processes
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Non-healing insect bites 

Wound Care Therapy

For people with diabetes, venous insufficiency (a condition caused by poorly functioning veins) or pressure ulcers, a small sore can grow into a debilitating wound that is difficult to heal and could even pose the threat of amputation. If you are battling a wound that hasn't shown improvement after six weeks, the Physicians at Hyperbaric and Wound Care Physicians of North Texas may be able to help. The Physicians on the medical staff can often successfully treat wounds that have resisted healing for months and even years of traditional care.

Individualized Care and Education
Every patient receives a personalized wound management plan based on an initial assessment. Patients receive care from trained nurses, technologists and physicians who are trained in advanced hyperbaric oxygen therapy.