Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment in which a patient is exposed to high levels of oxygen in a pressurized chamber. HBOT is often used to treat wounds that are slow to heal or infected, as the high levels of oxygen can help to stimulate healing and kill bacteria. HBOT is typically administered in a hospital or clinic setting and may be used in combination with other treatments, such as negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) or moist wound therapy.
During HBOT, the patient is placed in a special chamber that is pressurized to a level higher than atmospheric pressure. The patient is then given pure oxygen to breathe through a mask or through a tube that is inserted into the nose. The high levels of oxygen help to stimulate the production of new blood vessels, which can help to improve circulation to the wound site and promote healing.
There are several manufacturers of HBOT chambers, including Sechrist Industries, Inc., Fink Engineering, Inc., and Monoplace LLC. The cost of HBOT treatment can vary depending on the specific manufacturer, the type of chamber used, and the length and frequency of treatment. Some insurance plans may cover the cost of HBOT, while others may not. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to determine your specific coverage.
The recovery time for HBOT will depend on the specific condition being treated and the severity of the wound. Some patients may see improvement in their wounds within a few