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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Therapy to promote healing

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to enhance healing of wounds, particularly those that are difficult-to-heal or infected. During treatment, a patient lies in a special pressurized chamber of pure oxygen and breathes normally, which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood.

For further information contact us at 256-546-6038.

Doctor and senior patient talking in hospital room

Riverview Regional Medical Center’s doctors may use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat conditions such as:

  • Air or gas embolisms
  • Bone infections
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries and other traumatic injuries that compromise blood supply to tissues
  • Decompression sickness
  • Gangrene
  • Poisoning from carbon monoxide or cyanide
  • Pressure sores
  • Radiation treatment injuries or thermal burns
  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Skin grafts
  • Wounds that have not healed with other therapies, such as diabetic foot ulcers

Treatments last about two hours, and the number of treatments is not pre-set because each person responds differently to the therapy. Your doctor can determine whether this therapy is right for you.