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.