How important is preventive care in wound management?
Statistics have shown that amputations of leg/foot of older diabetic Americans declined by 65 percent between 1996-2008 due to preventive care.
How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy play a roll?
- Stopping further tissue damage and providing immediate high oxygen supply for tissue in demand
- Promoting new tissue growth
- Improving infection control
- Enhancing immune systems response
- Increasing the effect of antibiotics
- Reducing swelling caused by inflammation
- Increasing the bone recovery
- Preparing tissue to accept skin grafts if necessary
- HBOT increases oxygen transport to wound area stopping further tissue damage
- HBOT speeds up wound healing by promoting growth of new capillaries – angiogenesis
- HBOT relieves pain by reducing inflammation and swelling
- HBOT reduces infection by eliminating bacteria directly and increasing capacity of white blood cell to fight infection
- HBOT reduces swelling which develops as a consequences of the infection, poor circulation and inflammation
- HBOT improves microcirculation and elimination of toxins in the blood
- HBOT enhances the effect of some antibiotics
- HBOT speeds up bone healing by osteogenesis (new bone growth) and osteoclast activity (removing necrotic “dead” bone) in osteomyelitis,
- HBOT prepares tissue and bone for grafting before surgery
- HBOT speeds up healing after surgery