Hyperbaric therapy involves the use of pure oxygen in a pressurized environment to promote healing. Patients undergoing hyperbaric therapy lay in a tube-like container that is slowly pressurized until it reaches one and one half to three times the normal atmospheric pressure. A session may take between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the condition being treated.
Hyperbaric therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions, but one of its most common applications is for wound care. The high levels of pressurized oxygen encourage the body to rush oxygen-rich blood to the site of the wound to promote healing. Hyperbaric therapy can also be used to treat decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, thermal burns, and much more.
The Wound Care Center at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point offers hyperbaric therapy to help resolve stubborn wounds. You can find out more about wound care and all of our hospital services by calling (888) 741-5119.