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.