Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment by which oxygen
is administered at greater than normal pressure to a patient
in order to treat specific medical indications.
In HBOT, the patient is placed in a specially
designed chamber, the pressure in the chamber is increased,
and 100% oxygen is breathed.
Alveolar oxygen pressure is increased,
causing a rise in plasma oxygen content which results in
enhanced tissue oxygen delivery.
and session duration
The amount of pressure increase and the
length of time under pressure are determined by the condition
Treatment pressures are usually between 2 and
3 times atmospheric.
Treatments usually last from 1 to 2 hours at
Air or Gas Embolism.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, and other
acute traumatic ischemia.
Cyanide Poisoning and gas inhalation.
Enhancement of Healing in Selected Problem.
Selected Refractory Anaerobic Infections.
Exceptional Blood Loss Anemia.
Necrotizing Soft Tissue.
Radiation Necrosis: Osteoradionecrosis and
Soft Tissue Radiation Necrosis.
Compromised Skin Grafts or Flaps.
and brain infarction.
incompetence and generalized weakness.