Benefits from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can significantly benefit patients with osteomyelitis by enhancing the body's immune response, inhibiting bacterial growth, promoting tissue healing, and reducing the need for surgical intervention. During HBOT, the high-pressure oxygen environment increases oxygen levels in infected bone tissues, which helps combat the anaerobic bacteria commonly associated with osteomyelitis. The improved oxygenation promotes the formation of new blood vessels, stimulates tissue repair, and accelerates the delivery of antibiotics to the affected area, leading to a more effective and efficient healing process. In combination with standard antibiotic therapy, HBOT has shown promising results in treating chronic or refractory osteomyelitis cases.