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There are a variety of circumstances in which a person may need wound care. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Wounds caused by circulatory problems (e.g. arterial ulcers)
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers (as a result of improper functioning of valves in the veins usually of the legs)
  • Pressure sores (e.g. bed sores)
  • Burns
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Post -radiation wounds

Conditions That May Benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity (foot and ankle ulcers)
  • Wounds that have not healed in several weeks
  • Post-radiation tissue injury
  • Crush injuries
  • Wounds caused by poor circulation or trauma
  • Compromised grafts and flaps
  • Gangrene
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections (death of a portion of tissue resulting from loss of blood supply, corrosion, burning, or the local lesion of a disease
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