Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
River Valley Hyperbaric & Wound Care Inc. 479-967-0799
If you have a wound that has not improved in two weeks or is not healing after one month, the answer may be a comprehensive Wound Healing Program.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an adjunctive treatment that is beneficial to many hard to heal wounds. HBOT is breathing 100% oxygen while the entire body is pressurized to greater than sea level for a limited period of time. The whole body must be pressurized to receive the benefits of HBOT.
Comprehensive wound care services include an aggressive, integrated approach to wound management. The program focuses on improved patient results through the use of proven and adjunctive therapies. These therapies are selected based upon your specific needs and may include:
- Artificial skin grafting
- Nail care
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Callous reduction
The Wound Healing Program offers these services:
- Evaluation by a Wound Care Specialist
- Development of a treatment plan to meet your individual needs
- Changing wound dressings
- Instruction about proper wound care and prevention of new injuries
- Referrals for other medical care and services to help you achieve maximum recovery
Types of wounds evaluated in the wound care clinic:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Surgical Wounds
- Thermal/Chemical Burns
- Other Non-Healing Wounds
Medicare Conditions accepted for HBOT:
- Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
- Decompression illness
- Gas embolism
- Gas gangrene
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Crush injuries and suturing of severed limbs
- Progressive necrotizing infections
- Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
- Preservation of compromised skin graphs
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
- Cyanide poisoning
Medicare now covers diabetic wounds of the lower extremity in patients who meet the following three criteria:
- Patient has Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and has a lower extremity wound due to diabetes
- Patient has a wound classified as Wagner grade three or higher
- Patient has failed an adequate course of standard wound therapy
- Primary care physicians or consultants contact the Hyperbaric Wound Care Clinic for an evaluation.
- You are evaluated in the Wound Care Clinic by our staff of Certified Wound Specialists and the Physician Medical Director.
- If you are found to have a condition that would benefit form HBOT, the Hyperbaric Physician will inform your referring physician and perform the necessary pre-certification procedures.
- The Hyperbaric and Wound Care Department will keep your referring physician updated regarding your response to treatment.
For more information or to make a referral, please call River Valley Hyperbaric & Wound Care Inc. at 479-967-0799.