Research Shows that HBOT Heals Sores, Injuries and Non-healing Wounds

Research Shows that HBOT Heals Sores, Injuries and Non-healing Wounds

Numerous studies have documented the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for healing diabetic wounds and delayed radiation injuries.

HBOT supports healing by increasing neovascularization by angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels from endothelial cells) and vasculogenesis (recruitment and differentiation of the wound bed of circulating stem and progenitor cells). HBOT is also bacterioststic and bactericidal, improves post-ischemic tissue survival, and improves chronic osteonecrosis.

HBOT has also been shown to help heal a wide range of additional injuries that are also characterized by low oxygen and low blood flow, such as compromised flaps and grafts, osteomyelitis and burns.

When oxygen tensions are elevated, the initial effects of increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) result in:

  • Improved neovascularization with Increased wound growth factor synthesis∘ SPCs mobilization from bone marrow
  • Improved post-ischemic tissue survival - Neutrophil B-actin s-nitrosylation
  • Lower monocyte chemokine synthesis
  • Ischemic preconditioning changes HO-1, HSPs, HIF-1
  • Ischemic preconditioning changes HO-1, HSPs, HIF-1

We have worked with hundreds of physician-refered patients with non-healing wounds that are a result of diabetes or delayed radiation injury.
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How Hyperbaric Therapy Helps
  • Increases blood flow and oxygenation
  • Stimulates tissue repair
  • Induces stem cell reproduction and mobilization
  • Stimulates up-regulation of growth hormones
  • Prevents amputations
For more details on how HBOT works, see How it works.
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Research on Hyperbaric Therapy

Several studies highlight benefits of HBOT in healing radiation damage to
the chest and breast:

Patients’ Experiences

George, a 64-year-old patient
David, 64
A wound on his leg, with a skin graft, would not heal. After HBOT, the wound closed.
David, a retired software project manager, had a 100% arterial occlusion for which he received an arterial stint. When a 2 1/2 inch diameter wound on his right leg with a graft wouldn’t heal, he came to HBOT. After receiving his prescribed HBOT sessions, the wound closed, and he was able to resume his typical activities.
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Amita, 22
Gangrene on her foot would not heal. HBOT prevented amputation.
Amita was an active hiker, but because of gangrene, lost all the toes on her right foot. Unfortunately, the surgical wound from the amputation would not heal , and her doctors were planning to amputate her foot.After a series of HBOT sessions, her wound healed up. A year later when we checked in with Amita, the wound was still healed.
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John, a 72-year-old patient
John, 72
Had skin grafts that had trouble healing. HBOT helped the threatened grafts heal.
John had compartment syndrome and infections after having received multiple surgeries over 6 months. He also had a failed graft. John’s doctor sent him to HBOT to prepare him for a new graft, which was successful. After applying the new graft, John’s doctor sent him back to HBOT to help the new (threatened) graft heal. In the end, John’s grafts all healed.
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independent hyperbaric clinic in the country.

We’re woman-owned and the longest running independent hyperbaric clinic in the US.

Nearing 25 Years of Experience

Our highly experienced physicians and technicians have provided almost 100,000 treatments since we opened our doors in 1998.

Pain-free. Non-invasive. Relaxing.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a painless, relaxing and non-invasive treatment. Our patients often tell us they feel relaxed and alert after their treatment.

Certified & Approved

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is approved by the American Medical Association, Medicare, the FDA, the Mayo Clinic, and insurance companies to treat a variety of conditions.

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