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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital is proud to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

With Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy, you breathe in 100% pure oxygen while inside a controlled, pressurized chamber. The air pressure inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is around 2 ½  times greater than the normal pressure you find in the atmosphere. This high-pressure dose of oxygen promotes wound healing by helping blood carry more oxygen to your organs and connective tissues. It also activates the white blood cells to fight infection.

HBO can be the primary treatment or it can be used in combination with other treatments. It is an outpatient procedure that is provided once daily, for approximately four to six weeks. One treatment takes about two hours and is quite comfortable for most patients.

Approved indications for HBO can include:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis (chronic bone infection)
  • Osteoradionecrosis (late side effect of radiation – bone)
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis (late side effect of radiation – soft tissue)
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Crush injuries and suturing of severed limbs (acute)
  • Gas gangrene (acute)
  • Gas embolism
  • Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
  • Actinomycosis
  • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

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