Wound Healing (Arterial Insufficiencies)

Wound Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

 

Wound Healing

Problem wounds are those that fail to respond to established medical and surgical management in a 4-6 week time frame. Such wounds usually develop in compromised hosts with multiple local and systemic factors contributing to the inhibition of tissue repair. These include diabetic foot ulcers, compromised amputation sites, non-healing traumatic wounds, and vascular insufficiency ulcers (ulcers with poor circulation). All share the common problem of tissue hypoxia (low tissue oxygen level, usually related to impaired circulation).

Promote Wound Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The elevation in tissue oxygen, which occurs in the hyperbaric chamber, induces significant changes in the wound repair process that promotes wound healing. When hyperbaric treatment used in conjunction with standard wound care, improved results have been demonstrated in the healing of difficult or limb-threatening wounds as compared to routine wound care alone.

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The Healing Power of Hyperbaric Medicine

HBOT helps white blood cells kill bacteria, and help osteoclast clean up the dead and infected bone. Once the infection is under control and all the dead bone is gone, new bone is laid down by osteoclasts. These processes require high levels of oxygen to function optimally. HBOT also helps antibiotics work better, and in conjunction with some antibiotics, helps eradicate the biofilms that form in many of these cases.

Increases White Blood Cell Effectiveness

Stimulates Release of Stem Cells

Improves Quality of Life in Patients

Most Conditions Covered by Insurance

Commonly, these patients will receive 40-60 treatments to clear the infection.

How Long Does a Hyperbaric Treatment Take?

Most HBOT treatments generally take about 2 hours. Treatments for some indications can last up to 4 hours. Serious diving injuries can require a treatment for longer than 5 hours. The hyperbaric physician will determine how long each patient’s HBOT treatment will last.

Does Insurance Cover Hyperbaric Treatments?

Yes

Coverage for HBO is dependent on your insurance company’s Coverage Determination Policy.

No

Some indications are still not covered or coverage can vary by insurance provider. Contact us to verify coverage.

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HBOT Locations Near Me

Marietta, GA

61 Whitcher Street
Suite 2150
Marietta, GA 30060

Cunming, GA

1505 Northside Boulevard, Suite 1300, Cumming, GA 30041

Atlanta, GA

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road,
Suite G9,
Atlanta, GA 30342

Fayetteville, NC

3034 Boone Trail,
Fayetteville, NC 28304

San Francisco, CA

2107 O’Farrell Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

During this pandemic, we will try and minimize risks to patients and staff. Guidance changes frequently, so we may need to change our recommendations over time.

We ask that all patients come into the office wearing a mask. Masks may be removed at the instruction of the staff for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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