Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis What is Osteomyelitis? Osteomyelitis is infection of the bone or marrow caused by bacteria or mycobacteria. It is difficult to treat due to the relative insufficient amount of blood vessels in bone and the fact that many antimicrobials do not penetrate bone well. Refractory osteomyelitis is a chronic…

Do Hyperbaric Oxygen Treaments Heal Chronic Wounds?

Chronic Wounds A chronic wound is a disruption in the body’s tissue that is most commonly associated with the loss of skin and the underlying tissue, the loss of muscle, or the loss of bone. When there is a lack of oxygen it makes it difficult for the wound to heal. Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT)…

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Every year, 1.9% of patients with diabetes develop foot ulcers. Of those, 15% to 20% undergo an amputation within 5 years of ulcer onset. During their lifetimes, an estimated 25% of diabetic patients develop a foot ulcer. This article discusses use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in treating diabetic foot ulcers, presenting several case studies….

Diabetes and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Diabetes affects more than 12 million people and is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. With Diabetes primarily affecting the small blood vessels, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been demonstrated to stimulate the creation of new blood vessels to help combat compromised blood flow and prevent organ failure. Research has shown that…