Christopher was a happy, cheerful, and active boy when he came to Bay Area Hyperbarics. Christopher’s parents had a farm in the Central Valley of California. Unfortunately, Christopher got too close to a tractor one day, which ran over his five toes and crushed them.
After surgery, he healed and ran around just fine. However, when the toes healed, they healed with webbing between them. There was concern that as he grew, the webbing would cause difficulties. So, the surgeon separated the toes, but because of the prior trauma, they would not heal.
In essence, the blood supply was limited, and thus, not enough oxygen was being carried into the toes. Christopher came to us and watched his favorite movies while sitting in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber with his Dad.
His toes healed up just fine. The hyperbaric oxygen treatments grew new microscopic blood vessels, which in turn delivered more oxygen to his toes. Everyone was pleased with the way Christopher’s toes healed up.