Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive, painless mode of therapy.

A patient receiving HBOT breathes 100% oxygen, at a pressure greater than sea level, while in an enclosed pressure vessel. This results in a dramatic elevation of oxygen in the blood, tissue, and body fluids. HBOT can result in blood oxygen levels 15 times greater than blood oxygen levels in normobaric conditions.

 

The pressure at which a patient is treated is determined by the treatment protocol and physician’s diagnosis. Treatment protocols have been established by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society for each of the indication.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be used to treat several medical conditions including:

  • Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis

  • Clostridial Myonecrosis

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer

  • Compartment Syndrome

  • Crush Injury

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

  • Compromised Skin Grafts

  • Compromised Skin Flaps

  • Osteoradionecrosis

  • Soft tissue Radionecrosis

  • Radiation Cystitis

  • Radiation Proctitis

  • Radiation Vaginitis

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Greater Regional

GRH hyperbaric unit will provide treatments for Urgent and Elective conditions with a provider referral. 

 The following are considered to be urgent conditions for the use of HBOT:

  • Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis

  • Clostridial Myonecrosis

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer

  • Compartment Syndrome

  • Crush Injury

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

The following are considered to be elective indications for the use of HBOT:

  • Compromised Skin Grafts

  • Compromised Skin Flaps

  • Osteoradionecrosis

  • Soft tissue Radionecrosis

  • Radiation Cystitis

  • Radiation Proctitis

  • Radiation Vaginitis