Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
- effectively treats non-healing wounds;
- promotes the growth of new tissue;
- decreases swelling and inflammation;
- deactivates toxins thereby increasing the body's ability to fight infection,
- clears out toxins and metabolic waste products from the body.
HBOT is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- wounds failing to show improvement after four weeks of conventional
- Type I & II Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities;
- bone infections (Osteomyelitis);
- radiation tissue damage;
- skin grafts and flaps;
- crush injuries;
- acute traumatic peripheral ischemia; and
- thermal burns.
The healing power of HBOT is being realized more and more everyday.
For patients with aggressive wounds, McLaren Central Michigan Wound and
Hyperbaric Center specialists may employ special interventions and techniques,
as needed. These may include:
- advanced surgical approaches;
- specialized skin grafts, and/or
- growth factors.
Because the growth of healthy tissue depends on numerous factors—including
medical and nutritional needs—the Center’s team
also assesses these important elements and makes
recommendations to optimize
the patient's healing potential. The result is a highly personalized plan
care designed to facilitate and accelerate wound healing.