The Gift of Healing: Understanding HBOT’s Role in Wound Recovery

Understanding HBOT's Role in Wound Recovery

As we approach the end of 2023, the team at CutisCare would like to wish you a happy, healthy, and healing holiday season. We are grateful for your trust and partnership this past year, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in 2024.

How HBOT Works

The essential healing mechanism behind HBOT is that it exposes the body to 100% oxygen at a pressure that is greater than normal. This helps to increase the amount of oxygen available to the tissues, which can speed up the healing process.

HBOT therapy takes place in a hyperbaric chamber that maintains the elevated atmospheric pressure. These chambers can either be monoplace hyperbaric chambers, one patient at a time, or multiplace chambers which can hold up to twelve patients at once.

Who Can Benefit from HBOT Therapy?

Our team works with hospitals, clinics, and physician practices of all scopes and sizes that have patients struggling with lower extremity, and non-healing, wounds of various etiologies. These include:

  • Breast Cancer Surgery And Radiation Therapy
  • Diabetes wounds of the lower extremity
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)and other vascular insufficiencies
  • Radiation Therapy As A Cancer Treatment Resulting In STRN And CRTI
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Crush Injuries

The common recurring etiology is low blood flow to a chronic wound and the surrounding tissue. This low blood flow can be caused by damaged tissue due to irradiation, diabetes-related PAD and CAD, and other conditions that can lead to hypoxia, hypoxemia, and hypovascularity in the wound.

The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Early diagnosis and treatment of chronic wounds is essential for achieving the best possible outcomes. HBOT can be a life-changing therapy, especially as part of a multidisciplinary approach and team. Multidisciplinary teams can consist of primary care physicians, oncologists, dermatologists, allied healthcare professionals, such as PT and OT, vascular specialists, and more, depending on the patient.

As healthcare professionals, we’re going to have patients presenting with complex non-healing wound conditions this month and into the new year.

Let’s give them the gift of healing with early diagnosis and treatment including safe, non-invasive, CMS-approved HBO2 therapy as part of an interdisciplinary approach.  

See what doctors and patients are saying about the transforming effects that HBOT has had on their lives.

Don’t let another holiday season pass without getting educated on the manifold benefits of HBOT. 

Get in touch with one of our HBOT thought leaders today.