Hyperbaric Therapy at BID Plymouth
Hyperbaric therapy (HBO) is an integral part of the healing process for certain wounds and conditions. Hyperbaric therapy is approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) as a non-invasive medical treatment used to deliver high concentrations of oxygen under pressure to the inside of the body. It is used to treat many conditions such as:
- Non-healing diabetic wounds
- Radiation damage to soft tissue and bone
- Bone infections
How Does HBO Work?
HBO therapy works by helping the body accelerate the natural healing process. The pressurized chamber delivers 100% oxygen as you breathe. The oxygen dissolves into your blood, fluid and tissues and is transported by plasma to the tissue where it is needed most. It is safe and painless. It has been used for over 60 years for healing. You simply rest comfortably and sleep or watch TV. You will be monitored at all times while in the chamber and you may easily communicate with the wound team.