Cutting edge Hospitals & Wound Centres
NOW FOCUSING ON HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygenation therapy is has always been recognized by mainstream medicine and hospitals for its dramatic effects on wound healing. Now, it has been shown that applying HBOT to wounds can save significant time in the process of healing wounds and increases the speed of recovery.
In addition, it is cost-effective and therefore gaining more and more acceptance for medical reimbursements. As a result, hospitals and wound care centers from around the world are now adding hyperbaric chambers into their facilities. As you will see with all the press coverage, these are considered ‘cutting-edge’ centers. Not only are they on the cutting edge, but what you will also see, is that they are among the leading centers in their local areas for “their results”. This has brought about a huge surge in hospitals and wound centers adding hyperbaric chambers into their centers. The focus on all leading and cutting edge wound care centers is to add hyperbaric chambers. The ones that already have them are being classified as ‘unique’, and ‘the future in wound care’
Even the Mayo clinic is getting involved in HBOT. The Mayo clinic just installed the largest multiplace hyperbaric chamber in North America, with the prime focus being on wound healing and treating chronic wound and hard-to-treat injuries, often seen in patients with diabetes. Not only is it medically recognized for healing wounds, but also for tackling anaerobic infections that are life-threatening like flesh-eating disease and bone infections.
One must wonder that if it is that powerful for these life-threatening conditions, then why not “non-life-threatening” conditions, like those seen complicating wounds. Numerous research has documented success in all types of wounds and it is therefore our position that HBOT be looked at, objectively, when infections has set in.
We here at the AHRC see a much broader application of HBOT for non-life-threatening infections. Additionally, if it is that good for stubborn wounds in the hospitals, how about just regular wounds.