Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Used to Treat Diabetic Ulcers at New Massachusetts Center

For people with diabetes who have ulcers, HBOT has proven beneficial in many cases, speeding the healing of persistent sores and restoring circulatory function to distressed limbs.

Jul 31, 2008

The newly opened Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Stoughton, Mass., is now offering comprehensive wound management care, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which has been used successfully to treat diabetic ulcers.

In HBOT, patients are placed in a pressurized chamber where the air is 100 percent oxygen. The high concentration of oxygen allows the body’s wound-healing mechanisms to work more effectively, helping new blood vessels to develop and blood to circulate more efficiently.

For people with diabetes who have ulcers, HBOT has proven beneficial in many cases, speeding the healing of persistent sores and restoring circulatory function to distressed limbs.

An estimated 5 million Americans live with chronic wounds resulting from complications related to diabetes, pressure ulcers, circulatory problems, and traumatic injuries. Many of these wounds are caused by peripheral vascular disease, which is often further complicated by long-term diabetes.

The wound care center is affiliated with the Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center. It can be reached at 508-427-2480. More information is available at www.CaritasGoodSam.org.

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Posted by Anonymous on 1 August 2008

The Wound Center at Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa Iowa has been using HBOT for diabetics and others for over a year. Ottumwa is a town of about 25,000 people in rural southeast Iowa. We have had great succuss with it.

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