Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is an intermittent treatment of 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy room, air pressure is as much as three times higher than normal. These conditions allow your lungs to collect three-times as much oxygen as they would under normal circumstances. This oxygen is carried throughout the body in the blood and stimulates the release of growth factors and stem cells that promote healing.
Facility & Directions
SOMC’s Wound Healing Center is located in the Rardin Building on the hospital’s Main Campus.
Services & Treatments
Approximately five million Americans suffer from chronic wounds that won’t heal. The SOMC Wound Healing Center offers a comprehensive program that includes state-of-the-art treatment for non-healing wounds.
The SOMC Wound Healing Center offers state-of-the-art wound healing for a variety of wound types, such as diabetic ulcers, lower leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and more.
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is an intermittent treatment of 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy room, air pressure is as much as three times higher than normal.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects more than 12 million people in the United States and can be especially problematic for patients with chronic wounds. People with PAD commonly suffer from chronic toe and foot sores, cramping leg muscles when walking or numbness, weakness or heaviness in the muscles.
Diabetes & Foot Care
Diabetics are more likely to have foot problems than non-diabetics and, because diabetes can cause nerve damage, they may not notice foot injuries until severe damage or infection develops. As a result, foot care is a very important part of a diabetic’s daily routine.