Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy ( HBOT )
Technology of HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can benefit in wound healing, bone infections and complications of radiation treatment as well as indications such as Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is defined by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) as a treatment in which a patient intermittently breathes 100% oxygen while the treatment
chamber is pressurized to a pressure greater than sea level (1 atmosphere absolute, ATA).
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) when used as an adjunct treatment of modality can significantly improve morbidity and mortality, reduce length of hospital stay as also reduces the need for surgical. The HBOT has been known to improve quality of life. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also useful for injuries like concussions, it saves the tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be useful for diabetic foot wounds, heals the wound faster by generating new tissues and new blood vessels, hence improves the hypoxic area and saves the limbs from amputation. Overview: The delivery of 100% oxygen under pressure (1.5 to 3 ATA) within the hyperbaric chamber provides up to 20 times normal oxygen to all tissues within the body. HBOT is “approved” in the United States for 14 “accepted” indications approved by the HBOT Committee of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), and secondarily, the FDA. The indications not on the “accepted” list are considered off-label uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy by the FDA.
FDA APPROVED INDICATIONS
Air or Gas Embolism
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
Arterial Insufficiencies: Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Enhancement of Healing In
Selected Problem Wounds
Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
Compromised Grafts and Flaps
Acute Thermal Burn Injury
Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
OFF LABEL INDICATIONS
Traumatic Brain Injury
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Anti-ageing and Rejuvenation