Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Wounds need oxygen to heal properly and, for most people, this is natural process. For some, however, hyperbaric oxygen therapy from Trinity Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine in Bettendorf, IA, and Moline, IL, is needed to heal problem wounds that have not responded to previous treatment.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive, painless treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber for short periods of time. The therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, accelerating the healing rate of wounds, and is highly effective in fighting certain types of infections. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, improving circulation and helping to prevent future problems.
Wounds Treated by HBOT
- Venous leg ulcers
- Pressure ulcers (bedsores)
- Diabetic foot and leg ulcers
- Vascular ulcers (ulcers from peripheral arterial disease)
- Surgical wounds
- Wounds associated with cancer or radiation treatment
- Wounds from autoimmune disorders such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
- Other hard to heal wounds
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Benefits
- Increases oxygen flow to oxygen-starved areas of the body
- Stimulates cell growth, regeneration and wound healing
- Decreases risk of amputation in the case of diabetic leg or foot wounds
- Increases neural brain function
- Stimulates small blood vessels
- Promotes new skin growth
- Helps fight infection and prevents future problems from occurring
Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Safe?
Yes. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe and evidence-based treatment proven to speed up the healing process in certain types of wounds.
Are Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers Comfortable?
Our hyperbaric oxygen chambers are clear, see-through chambers that allow patients to sit up or lie down while sleeping, watching TV or conversing with staff. The chamber can accommodate a parent and child if needed.
How Long Does HBOT Last?
The length of treatment is dependent on the diagnosis. Typical treatments will last 90 minutes and are given once or twice daily, Monday-Friday, for as little as a few days or up to several weeks.
For more information on hyperbaric oxygen therapy at the Trinity Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Bettendorf, IA, or Moline, IL, please contact us today. A physician's referral is not required.