Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Among the newest technologies in wound care treatment is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which increases the amount of oxygen in the patient´s blood. This enables oxygen to pass more easily through plasma and into the wounds – prompting more rapid healing.
With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, patients are immersed in 100 percent oxygen at an atmospheric pressure that is higher than normal. This is beneficial for those suffering from such conditions as diabetes, certain skin and bone infections, radiation-related damage and those with vulnerable skin grafts or flaps. These patients tend to have wounds that are slow to heal, lasting a month or more.
Those conditions most conducive and clinically approved for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy include:
To learn more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Advanced Wound Care Clinic, call 281-737-AWCC (2922), or request an appointment online.