Benefits from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbarics is a safe FDA approved treatment that is already used in your local hospitals for non-healing wounds such as diabetic ulcers. Insurance will cover wagner grade 3-5 diabetic ulcers that do not heal from standard wound therapy within 30 days. However, studies have shown that lesser grade ulcers see equal improvement after hyperbaric oxygen therapy. According to a recent study, HBOT patients with diabetic ulcers heal at a 2 to 1 ratio compared to standard wound therapy. HBOT reduces the chances of amputation. It also facilitates the healing process and enhances the body’s white blood cells’ ability to fight infection. Amount of sessions can range from 30 - 90 sessions depending on type and size of wound and considering other health complications.
- Efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulcers
- Efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulcer, a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials
- The Physiological, Biochemical and Quality of Life Changes in Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcer after Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for nonhealing wounds