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 not responded to standard treatment. There are currently 15 indications for HBOT recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and commercial insurance.”
The overarching objective of Hyperbaric Awareness Month is to increase awareness of HBOT as an effective, approved therapy for numerous illnesses and conditions. Some of the more recognizable illnesses that have been successfully treated by HBOT include:
- Radiation-Induced Late Side Effects
- Lower Extremity Wounds Including Foot Ulcers
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
- Osteoradionecrosis (ORN)
- Soft Tissue Radionecrosis (STRN)
The common denominator in these conditions is hypoxia or a lack of oxygen. Colleagues at Johns Hopkins Medicine sum up the efficaciousness of HBOT:
“HBOT reduces swelling while flooding the tissue with oxygen. The elevated pressure in the chamber increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. HBOT aims to break the cycle of swelling, oxygen starvation, and tissue death.”
The Hyperbaric Awareness campaign also seeks to clarify the approved uses of HBOT by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and provide guidance around hyperbaric treatment.
Hyperbarics At R3
At R3 Wound Care and Hyperbarics, we offer safe, non-invasive, Medicare-approved treatments for patients with chronic wounds, including late effects of radiation therapy, chronic foot ulcers, soft tissue radionecrosis (STRN), osteoradionecrosis (ORN), traumatic injuries, and surgical wounds.
There are also more positive outcomes and treatments on the horizon for treating chronic wounds in patients. For more information on life-changing treatments for chronic wounds due to a variety of conditions, visit R3 Wound Care and Hyperbarics.
R3 has locations throughout the major metropolitan areas of Texas:
- Dallas (Flower Mound, Lewisville, Frisco)
- Fort Worth (Keller, Arlington)
- Houston (Pearland, Kingwood)
- San Antonio (Stone Oak)
R3 accepts Medicare and most major insurance carriers.