Creator: Lindsey Ulrich
“The stress will increase the oxygen and the way far it travels within the tissue selling sooner and more practical therapeutic.”
Oxygen is important for all times and is a key consider tissue development and therapeutic. When tissue is broken, further oxygen is required for the wound to heal. Exposing a wound to 100% oxygen could velocity up therapeutic and that’s the place hyperbaric oxygen remedy may also help.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a therapy used to reinforce the physique’s pure therapeutic potential for wounds. Widespread circumstances that may profit from HBOT embrace treating diabetic wounds, problems from radiation remedy, persistent bone infections and non-healing pores and skin grafts or flaps.
Throughout HBOT, the affected person breathes pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, which allows the lungs to assemble extra oxygen than can be doable respiratory pure oxygen at a standard air stress.
“The stress will increase the blood oxygen in to your plasma, getting extra oxygen to the tissues,” mentioned Mark Jones, DO, basic surgeon at Lansing Surgical Associates, who serves as medical director to the Wound Clinic and Hyperbaric Center at McLaren Better Lansing. “The stress additionally will increase the oxygen and the way far it travels within the tissue selling sooner and more practical therapeutic.”
McLaren Greater Lansing is dwelling to monoplace chambers, an enclosed chamber with clear acrylic partitions and holds one affected person at a time. On common, sufferers endure 40 therapies, with every dive lasting two hours per session.
“We name them dives as a result of you’re going underneath stress at 100% oxygen, simply as you had been taking a deep dive underwater,” mentioned Dr. Jones.
Throughout remedy, sufferers could really feel stress of their ears much like the feeling typically felt on a flight. A affected person may additionally discover the air temperature fluctuate whereas stress builds after which normalize as soon as the chamber has met the prescribed therapy. Whereas underneath stress, sufferers usually watch films, hearken to music, or just sleep.
“We now have seen a whole lot of success utilizing hyperbaric oxygen remedy to those that qualify and may profit from the therapy,” mentioned Dr. Jones.
Most insurance policy cowl hyperbaric oxygen remedy, however a doctor referral and prior authorization could also be required.
For these considering hyperbaric oxygen remedy and whether or not it’s possible you’ll be a candidate for therapy, contact McLaren Better Lansing’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Middle at (517) 975-1500 or click here to study extra.