Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy And What You Need To Know About Advanced Wound Care In 2023

Advanced Wound Care In 2023

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy continues to lead the way for non-invasive chronic wound therapy treatments in 2023. 

The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) market is expected to continue to grow substantially over the next decade, and for good reason. The market for HBOT equipment is growing right along with the demand for treatments, As reported by Globe Newswire recently:

The global hyperbaric oxygen therapy devices market size is expected to be valued at $3.21 Billion in 2022. With the growing usage of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in wound healing…the overall demand for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Devices is projected to grow at a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 7.1% between 2022 and 2032, totaling around US$ 6.37 Billion by 2032.  

The demand for HBOT equipment clearly demonstrates the need for new centers and additional equipment in existing HBOT treatment centers.

That’s good news for patients struggling with chronic wounds of various etiologies, including diabetic lower extremity wounds and the late effects of radiation therapy, ORN, STRN, and CTRI.

In this post, we wanted to share some of the latest developments in HBOT, the value of interdisciplinary teams in wound care treatment, and the trend toward more office-based wound care.

What’s new with HBOT in 2023? 

The market for HBOT equipment, facilities, and treatments is growing at a significant pace. HBOT in 2023 continues to demonstrate tremendous results as an efficacious, CMS-approved treatment for numerous indications in patients struggling with non-healing wounds and other illnesses.

And as the market expands, our team will continue its core mission of helping our clients build HBOT centers of excellence of all sizes and scopes. 

We also wanted to reiterate our ongoing advocacy for HBOT as a critical component in a multidisciplinary team approach to wound care. 

The powerful effects of a multidisciplinary team are indisputable. This was pointed out in a recent article from the wound care product experts at Wound Source:

Using a multidisciplinary approach to wound management has been extensively studied, and the results overwhelmingly support the positive impact this can have on wound healing. Examples include:

Multidisciplinary teams reduced major amputations in patients with diabetic foot ulcers by 94%. These teams consistently addressed glycemic control, local wound management, vascular disease, and infection to avoid amputation.

Collaborative multidisciplinary teams combined with enhanced education can reduce healing times, lower recurrence rates, and decrease the rate at which health services are accessed, thereby leading to a reduction in primary health costs.

Multidisciplinary teams can also reduce postoperative infection rates.

As the demand for HBOT treatments continues to increase, and more physicians with wound care patients are turning to HBOT as an efficacious treatment, the multidisciplinary approach will continue to be crucial.

Multidisciplinary wound care teams typically comprise professionals from across the care spectrum. As HBOT centers continue to spread to physician offices and office-based treatment centers, clinicians and physicians will continue to support this approach. 

These multidisciplinary teams can include some or all of the following specialists:

  • Primary Care Physicians And Podiatrists
  • Specialty Surgeons—Vascular, Podiatric, Orthopedic, Gastrointestinal, Urologists, Colon/Rectal, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, And Plastic
  • Nurses With Wound Certifications—WOCN, CWCN, CWS, CHRN, etc.
  • Physical Therapists
  • Dietitians

There's no question that HBOT is changing the lives of patients. And wound care management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy solutions will continue to provide effective treatments for chronic wounds as part of an interdisciplinary approach. 

These are the primary benefits that care teams should expect from a multifaceted HBOT treatment program:

  • Effective treatment of non-healing wounds of various etiologies
  • Improve your patients’ quality of life 
  • Reduce infections and tissue necrosis
  • Lower amputation rates

The number of patients and doctors turning to HBOT for wound care treatment is growing. And so is the demand for education and expertise in evaluating the need for new centers to support multidisciplinary wound treatment programs.

So let’s pick the right HBOT solution for your community.  

Are you in the planning phase of establishing a comprehensive wound care center, or perhaps re-evaluating your current wound management practice or program? Would you like to become a recognized wound care center of excellence? 

Or do you just have some questions about wound care and Hyperbaric Medicine? 

Either way, we’d love to share our 25 years of knowledge and experience with you. Get in touch with one of our HBOT thought leaders today.