How to Heal A Crush Injury
A crush injury is not something anyone would ever expect or hope to experience, but accidents do happen. Seeking treatment quickly is important to ensure the quickest and most effective healing. What is a Crush Injury? As the name implies, a crush injury occurs when force or pressure on a body part causes trauma to […]
How Can You Treat A Dehisced Wound?
Wound dehiscence can often signify a long road ahead after surgery. The good news is that there are advanced wound care treatments and specialists who can help those with a dehisced wound heal more quickly and effectively. What is Wound Dehiscence? Wound dehiscence happens when the two edges of a wound have failed to […]
Why Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) Patients Should Consider HBOT
Radiation treatment has saved many cancer patients’ lives, but the long-term effects can be devastating. Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is one such injury that can occur months or years after radiation treatments are finished. Fortunately, treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help minimize and even reverse symptoms of ORN. What is osteoradionecrosis (ORN)? Osteoradionecrosis of the […]
What Helps An Open Wound Heal Faster?
We often encounter disease, injuries, disabilities related to cancer, stroke, diabetes, surgery, and catastrophic events as a part of life. These conditions and events often impact many essential functions of the body. Yet, the effect these have on our skin, the largest organ in the body, is often overlooked. From a simple rash to a […]
May is Hyperbaric Awareness Month
HBOT Is An Effective Treatment For A Broad Spectrum Of Conditions It’s May 2022, the second anniversary of Hyperbaric Awareness Month. Recognition of the program, launched by Hyperbaric Awareness USA and the Hyperbaric Aware campaign, was first adopted in 2021: “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment option for wounds, infections, or injuries that have […]
Can Pressure Ulcers Heal? Yes, and HBOT Can Help!
If you are dealing with a pressure ulcer, you know how uncomfortable and disabling it can be. You might wonder if your pressure ulcer can heal and what treatments would help it heal most effectively. Pressure ulcers can heal, but it can take weeks to years to heal depending upon your treatments, the stage of […]
The Impact of HBOT in Limb Preservation
What causes chronic foot wounds, and how dangerous are they? There are many different causes of chronic foot wounds. But by far, the most prominent cause is diabetes. Limb preservation is of utmost importance in the treatment of these wounds. Approximately 200,000 non-traumatic amputations occur in the United States each year. Typically more than 130,000 […]
Can Diabetic Foot Ulcers Be Healed?
A diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a wound in the foot that occurs in patients with a medical history of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. According to the CDC, over 34 million people, or about 10% of the U.S. population, had diabetes in 2018. Unfortunately, as the number of diabetic patients continues to grow […]