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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment where a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while in a pressurized chamber; the pressure dissolves oxygen into the blood plasma which then delivers it to the body’s tissues. With the correction of wound hypoxia (low oxygen) and the pharmacologic effects of hyperoxia (greater oxygen) lead to a number of clinically observed benefits to wound healing:

  • Enhance White Blood Cell ability to kill bacteria
  • Reduction of ischemia-reperfusion Injury
  • Reduction of pathologic Inflammation
  • Reduction of edema
  • Increased neovascularization
  • Increased granulation tissue
  • Increased epithelization
  • Increased osteogenesis




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