Healing Diabetic Wounds and Foot Ulcers with HBOT

Healing Diabetic Wounds and Foot Ulcers with HBOT

Diabetic wounds or ulcers in the arms and legs can reach a critical stage that requires amputation. A contributing factor to this debilitating problem is the extremities receiving insufficient oxygen. Fortunately, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) helps to heal diabetic wounds and prevents amputations by delivering up to 400x more oxygen to hypoxic, oxygen-starved tissues.

This in turn accelerates healing, reduces amputation rates, and improves patients’ quality of life!

We have seen dozens of patients with diabetic wounds who have been told by their physicians that they must, for example, have their toes amputated, because they have gangrene where the tissue has died, and it will not heal. Hyperbarics helps in many ways, including building healthy blood vessels, nerves, skin and bones, all of which help to deliver oxygen to damaged, oxygen-starved tissues.

After hyperbaric oxygen therapy heals diabetic wounds, patients often become converts and advocate to their friends the use HBOT for other treatments, including healing infections, reversing damage from radiation treatments, post-stroke rehabilitation, and crush and head injuries, just to name a few.

Fortunately, the use of hyperbarics for diabetic wounds is approved by the FDA and Medicare, and is covered by most insurance companies. Give us a call, so we can discuss whether HBOT is the right choice for you or your loved one.

From a research standpoint, experiments have demonstrated the effects of HBOT on improving wound tissue hypoxia, enhancing perfusion, reducing edema, downregulating inflammatory genes, reducing cytokines, promoting fibroblast proliferation, collagen production, and angiogenesis. These results make HBOT a useful adjunct in clinical practice for “problem wounds,” such as diabetic foot ulcers
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How Hyperbaric Therapy Helps
  • Reduces amputation rates
  • Accelerates healing
  • Improves patient quality of life
  • improves wound tissue hypoxia
  • Enhances perfusion
  • Reduces edema
  • Downregulates inflammatory genes
  • Reduces cytokines
  • Pomotes fibroblast proliferation

Lisa St John, Dr Jeffrey Kaplan and Laura Jean

Lisa St John MS, Clinic Director; Dr Jeffrey Kaplan, Medical Director; Laura Jean RN, Director of Patient Care

Need to know more? Talk to our experts today.

Talk to our experts today.

Talk with our experts to see how HBOT can help patients with diabetic wounds, or to schedule an appointment.

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