Uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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