Oxygen Therapy for Open Wound Care

Many of the vital processes of wound healing are dependent on oxygen, and lack of oxygenation could lead to a slow recovery process. It is possible to speed up the healing process of an unhealing wound through oxygen therapy. In this article, we look at how a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy session can aid in the healing of wounds and which injuries it can be useful for.

 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a supportive treatment for problematic non-healing wounds. During the procedure, the patient breathes 100% oxygen inside a pressurized chamber, quickly increasing the concentration of oxygen in the bloodstream. 

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help reduce swelling, fight infection and build new blood vessels and ultimately produce healthy tissues. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is also useful in fighting certain types of infections, improving circulation, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels and in treating soft tissue radiation injuries, compromised skin grafts or flaps and diabetic wounds of lower extremities. Essentially, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps heal the wound from the inside out. 

 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be useful for these types of wounds:
  • Radiation Injuries

  • Infections

  • Burns

  • Skin Grafts and Flaps

  • Crush Injuries

  • Diabetes-Related Wounds

 

If you are struggling with an open wound that is taking a long time to heal, contact Oxygenate to book your Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy session to aid in your healing process.

 

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