Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Available at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is available inside of our office, located in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is breathing 100% oxygen while under pressure and fully enclosed in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
Currently, there are 14 medical conditions approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment with HBOT. They are:
- Air or Gas Embolism: An air or gas embolism is when air gets into the arteries either by diving or an invasive medical procedure that punctures an artery or lung.
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Decompression Sickness: This is brought on when a diver ascends too quickly and does not allow the oxygen in the body to expand at a safe rate.
- Gas Gangrene: Rapidly developing muscle tissue loss due to flesh-eating bacteria.
- Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, and Other Acute Traumatic Ischemia
- Crush Injury: An acute extremity crush injury caused by heavy equipment. This is an acute intervention used within the first 72 hours of trauma prevents limb loss.
- Compartment Syndrome: Following traumatic injury, the trauma causes severe high pressure in the muscle compartment resulting in insufficient blood supply to the muscles and nerves.
- Acute Traumatic Ischemia: Trauma-induced, sudden loss of blood supply to tissues.
- Arterial Insufficiencies: When arteries are insufficient to carry blood to the affected site including the eyes and selected non-healing wounds.
- Severe Anemia: Any acute, severe blood loss from a wound or severe trauma.
- Intracranial Abscess: These abscesses of the brain are common in patients with abnormal immune systems.
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections caused by flesh-eating bacteria.
- Osteomyelitis (Refractory): Chronic bone infections that resist standard treatment.
- Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis): Radiation damages blood vessels and soft tissue surrounding the original target of radiation.
- Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps: Grafts and flaps of skin and other tissue (cartilage, bone, fat) are used in reconstructive surgery. In some cases, blood supply to the graft or flap is compromised, causing complications.
- Thermal Burn Injury
- Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: This is the latest approved indication added and is defined as a hearing loss of at least 30 dB over at least three contiguous frequencies, occurring within three days.
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