Uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Another way to prevent complications is to use HBOT only as intended. HBOT is used to treat many different health conditions including:

– Carbon monoxide poisoning

– Cyanide poisoning

– Injury from crushing

– Gas gangrene, a form of gangrene in which gas collects in tissues

– Decompression sickness

– Sudden or traumatic inadequate blood flow in the arteries

– Select wound healing

– Skin grafts and flaps

– Infection in a bone called osteomyelitis

– Delayed radiation injury

– Flesh-eating disease called necrotizing bacterial soft tissue infections

– Air or gas bubble trapped in a blood vessel. This is known as an air or gas embolism.

– Long-term (chronic) infection called actinomycosis

– Diabetic wounds that are not healing properly