At R3 Wound Care, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients. We are the largest out patient Hyperbaric Oxygen Facility in San Antonio with state of the art equipment.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, also known as HBOT, is a very specialized therapy that delivers 100% pure oxygen quickly and in high concentrations to injured areas of the body. The increase in atmospheric pressure allows the body to incorporate more healing oxygen into blood cells, plasma, cerebral spinal fluid and other body fluids.
This extra oxygen helps in the healing process and enhances the white blood cells’ ability to fight infections. It can also promote the development of new capillaries, the tiny blood vessels that connect arteries to veins. It also aids in building new connective tissues and helps the organs to function normally.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at our facility is administered in a private setting using the latest hyperbaric technology. The clear acrylic chamber allows you to readily see outside and be visually monitored at all times. Once inside the chamber, the pressure inside is gradually increased. The treatment is painless, however you may experience a sensation of pressure in your ears at times. The pressure the patient will experience is similar to that of airplane cabin pressure while descending. Inside the chamber, the patient can sleep, watch TV, listen to music or just relax.
An air or gas embolism is caused by air in the arteries caused by diving or an invasive medical procedure that punctures an artery or lung.
Carbon monoxide poisoning or CO poisoning complicated by cyanide poisoning. Also includes poisoning from methylene chloride.
The medical names for these severe infections of the muscle are clostridial myositis and myonecrosis.
Acute ischemias (loss of blood flow)-usually caused by heavy equipment.
Decompression sickness is one of the first conditions treated with HBOT. It is brought on when a diver ascends too quickly and does not allow the oxygen in the body to expand at a safe rate.
Including problem wounds; this category includes diabetic foot ulcers, which afflict one out of five people with type 2 diabetes and can lead to amputation. Recently added to this category was central retinal artery occlusion, or “stroke of the eye,” from blockages in the arteries of the eye.
Severe Anemia is any acute, severe blood loss, such as from a wound on the battlefield or severe trauma.
(an accumulation of infected material); these abscesses of the brain are common in patients with abnormal immune systems.
From “flesh-eating bacteria,” these severe infections usually progress rapidly.
Chronic bone infections that resist standard treatment most common in the lower leg after severe trauma.
Radiation damages blood vessels, and the lack of blood supply eventually can cause wounds to form in soft tissue and bone.
Grafts and flaps of skin and other tissue (cartilage, bone, fat) are used in reconstructive surgery (such as breast reconstruction after a mastectomy). In some cases, blood supply to the graft or flap is compromised, causing complications.
From fire or heat.
Classically defined as a hearing loss of at least 30 dB over at least three contiguous frequencies – occurring within three days.
14 UHMS/ FDA approved indications for HBOT as of January 2014