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

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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?

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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

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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!

woman in wheelchair susceptible to pressure ulcer

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

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Limb Salvage

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 […]

4 Healing Food Essentials That Promote Wound Healing

proper diet for wound healing

What you eat plays a significant role in how your body functions on a day-to-day basis. Many people, however, don’t think about how the food they eat affects their body’s wound healing process.  Eating a balanced diet of healing foods can help your body heal more quickly and effectively. What Food Essentials Are Good For […]

Can Arterial Ulcers Be Healed?

Arterial Wound Healing

There’s enough blood flowing through your body right now to fill a one-gallon milk jug. Every ounce of that blood has a specific job, but what happens when your blood can’t fulfill its life-sustaining purposes due to weak circulation? Poor blood flow is a common yet dangerous condition that leads to serious health complications. Without […]

The Best Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatments to Control Infection

Best Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment

Did you know diabetes is the cause of more than 200 amputations every day in America and nearly 85% of all amputations come from a seemingly benign source: foot ulcers? Don’t make the mistake of assuming that your diabetic foot ulcer will heal on its own. Even a minor injury can quickly morph into a chronic infection if you have […]

Can Diabetic Foot Ulcers Be Healed?

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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 […]