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Medical applications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy are currently progressing as new developments are made in both clinical and academic settings. Since hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been clinically proven to enhance tissue regeneration, heal chronic wounds and increase the efficacy of prescribed surgical and antibiotic treatments, many specialties have taken note including orthopedic surgery, oncology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ENT), oral-maxiollofacial surgery, wound care, infectious disease, and podiatry.

A challenge in the field of hyperbaric medicine is that controlled studies are virtually impossible since so many variables exist in each patient case. Also, securing money to undertake rigorous clinical studies is difficult because hyperbaric oxygen therapy can’t be patented like a new drug.

The following individualized case studies provide a chronicle of HyOx Medical Treatment Center’s treatment protocols for various indications and the clinical outcomes.

Head & Neck

Failure of Flap – Lip Reimplantation (PDF)

Failure of Flap – Nose (PDF)

Soft Tissue Radiation Necrosis – Neck (PDF)

Breast

Soft Tissue Radionecrosis – Left Breast (PDF)

Soft Tissue Radiation Necrosis – Left Breast (PDF)

Necrotizing Fasciitis – Post-Surgical Wound Infection (PDF)

Upper Extremity

Acute Necrotizing Fasciitis – Left Arm (PDF)

Compartment Syndrome/Traumatic Ischemia – Right Hand (PDF)

Soft Tissue Radionecrosis – Right Hand (PDF)

Lower Extremity

Post-Surgical Failed Flap – Left Knee (PDF)

Non-Healing Wagner Grade III Wound – Left Knee (PDF)

Chronic Wounds – Left Leg (PDF)

Chronic Diabetic Ulcer – Left Lower Leg (PDF)

Soft Tissue Necrotizing Infection – Right Leg (PDF)

Chronic Osteomyelitis – Right Ankle (PDF)

Slowly Progressive Necrotizing Fasciitis – Right Lateral Ankle (PDF)

Chronic Osteomyelitis – Right Heel (PDF)

Chronic Osteomyelitis – Left Great Toe (PDF)

Acute Peripheral Artery Insufficiency – Left Foot (PDF)

Wagner Grade III Diabetic Ulcer – Right Foot (PDF)