Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is raised up to three times higher than the normal atmospheric pressure at sea level. Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body, stimulating the release of substances that promote healing.
Only about 20% of wound care patients require hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). But those who undergo it see substantial improvement.
What should I expect during my treatment?
Treatment is administered while you are in a pressure chamber, called a monoplace chamber. Only one person is in the chamber at a time, offering privacy and the ability to tailor everything to your needs. Most treatments last approximately two hours.
What are the benefits?
- Increased blood flow to the injured tissues
- Increased blood vessel formation
- Increased healing of wounds
- Reduced swelling
- Reduced infection
- Preservation of compromised tissue
- Stimulation of new bone formation
- Decreased size of life-threatening air bubbles in the blood
- Reduced effect of toxic substances
For more information about the Maryland Wound Healing Center or to make an appointment, call 1-855-866-HEAL or 410-225-8600.