HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY CAN IMPROVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES
Ever wonder why some people recover well from surgery and others can have long term implications including infections and even amputations. It is now clear that hypoxia (low oxygen levels) clearly effects the response and recovery following surgery.
Local hypoxic conditions account for longer time for healing and greater susceptibility for infections. Treatments with hyperbaric oxygen therapy can reduce the hypoxia in the body and have a substantial effect on reducing negative clinical outcomes, along with shortening the healing time, and reducing chances of infection.
Many plastic surgeons are now recognizing the benefits of HBOT in their discipline and referring for HBOT post-op. This is making for better, improve and safer surgical procedures, along with less down time and hospitalization <view study>
Oxygen in wound healing: nutrient, antibiotic, signaling molecule, and therapeutic agent – PubMed (nih.gov)