HBOT AND DIABETIC WOUND HEALING
Problem wounds are those that fail to respond to usual medical and surgical treatment. These wounds are usually associated with diabetic feet, traumatic wounds and ulcers due to inadequate blood supply.
HBOT provides a significant increase in tissue oxygenation in these poorly vascularized, infected wounds. This elevation in oxygen levels in these tissues induces significant positive changes in the diabetic wound repair process.
HBOT promotes diabetic wound healing by enhancing fibroblast growth, collagen synthesis and growth of new blood vessels, as well as its effect of killing many bacteria. The greatest benefits are achieved in tissues with compromised blood flow and oxygen supply. (UHMS “Committee Report”)