Adjunctive Therapy

  • Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds
  • Compromised surgical skin grafts and flaps
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Radiation injury: osteoradionecrosis and soft tissue radiation necrosis
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Gas gangrene (clostridial myonecrosis)
  • Certain cases of exceptional blood loss anemia

Value as Adjunctive Therapy

As an adjunctive to the other recommended treatment modalities, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to optimize results in particular cases. The level of success depends on such factors as impairment of tissue perfusions, associated systemic disorders and level of tissue damage before the onset of hyperbaric therapy. For best results, suspected hypoxic wound complications should be addressed early. In particular, potential skin grafts, flap failures, crush injuries or gas gangrene should be treated as soon as possible at the onset of pathology.