Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an option for treating certain wounds that won't heal. Patients lie or sit in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber where they receive 100% oxygen. The chamber is pressurized much like scuba diving. This helps more oxygen to be absorbed into your bloodstream, which carries it to your wound.
The HBO chamber stimulates new blood vessels and tissue growth, improving the wound healing process.
The Wound Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is Ohio's only treatment facility to receive UHMS Accreditation with Distinction.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can treat:
- Air or gas embolism
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Clostridal myositis and myonecrosis
- Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic ischemias
- Decompression sickness
- Exceptional blood loss
- Intracranial abscess
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Osteomyelitis (refractory)
- Delayed radiation injury
- Skin grafts & flaps (compromised)
- Thermal burns
- Other conditions
Contact us for a complete list and speak with your doctor to see if wound healing can help you.
Wright-Patt Air Force Base Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Ctr
4881 Sugar Maple Dr
Wright-Patterson, OH 45433
Kettering Medical Center
3535 Southern Blvd
Kettering, OH 45429
Fort Hamilton Hospital
1010 Cereal Ave
Hamilton, OH 45013