Refractory of chronic osteomyelitis can recur or persist even after appropriate interventions have been performed.
Bacteria (anaerobic) thrive in low-oxygen environments. Using a three-fold approach of HBO, surgical intervention, and antibiotics we are more likely to have a positive outcome to healing. Whereas left untreated, or only partially treated, osteomyelitis may return or possibly turn septic resulting in loss of limb or life.
Hyperbaric Oxygen is a strong bactericide and treats hypoxia (low oxygen), which is generally the main contributor to osteomyelitis and the surrounding necrotic tissue. It is delivered in daily treatments at depths of 2.0 – 2.45 ATA. Treatment times are approximately 90 minutes.
Perry Sigma 40 mono-place chambers provide comfortable treatment to avoid claustrophobia and TV in each chamber for entertainment.
ICD 10 code M86.61 non-specific chronic osteomyelitis
We will assist to make this more specific if you can provide site locations for involved problem areas.
Prescribing HBOT: Since HBOT is an FDA-approved drug; prescription for an HBO/Hyperbaric Consult. we do require a valid
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