HBOT improves the penetration of antibiotics into the bone and stimulates osteogenesis. It has been noted that when the bones are infected, they are supplied with quite less amounts of oxygen than required.
Thermal burns are burn injuries to the skin caused after getting in contact with hot surfaces or liquids or fire. Examples of thermal burns include, spilling of boiling oil or water on any part of the body, touching any hot flame or super heated metal, electrical burns etc.
1. Gas Gangrene
2. Thermal burns or any other serious burns
3. Intracranial Abscesses
4. Acute Traumatic Ischemia (ATI)
5. Gas Embolism
6. Radiation Damage (usually in patients who underwent cancer treatment)
7. Decompression sickness
8. Severe injuries where the muscles are crushed under heavy force
9. Infections that spread faster or kill soft tissue faster
10. Foot ulcers or wounds in diabetic patients
Radiation injury is the damage to tissues caused due to exposure to high energy ionizing radiation, typically during treatment of other medical condition(s). Radiation treatment is a procedure in which the patient’s body part is exposed to high energy electromagnetic waves that can strip electrons from the atoms they hit, consequently changing their nature and structure.
Ischemia is a condition when not enough blood flows to a particular part of the body. Trauma (such as a crush injury or thermal injury/burns) to any limb or any other muscular part of the body can damage the tissues directly and indirectly.
Wound is damage to the skin and/or the internal tissues and muscles on any part of the body. Wounds are broadly classified into closed and open wounds. Closed wounds refer to those injuries that have damaged the internal tissues but the skin remain intact or with very little visible damage. Examples of closed wounds are injuries that bleed internally, high impact thrust during an accident etc.
Gangrene is the death of tissues in the body. Clostridial Myonecrosis is one type of gas gangrene caused by the infection of Clostridium bacteria. It is often life threatening when treatment is delayed. The bacteria releases toxins into the skin cells, tissues and blood vessels that result in the death of the tissues and along with it, gas is released.
Did you know that world famous football player Chistiano Ronaldo took up HBOT to recover from his knee injury and he was able to recover faster than any other player with similar injury? When athletes train or play, they stress their body and push it off the limits to become a winner. After intense training or a game, their bodies require adequate time to recover to get ready for another session.