Hyperbaric oxygen therapy clearly stated as a remedy mode in which the patient is absolutely enclosed in a stress chamber breathing oxygen at a stress higher than one particular atmosphere. Breathing 100% oxygen at one particular tmosphere or applying oxygen outdoors a pressurized chamber are not regarded as hyperbaric oxygen.

Hyperbaric oxygen chamber is a method in which only one particular patient is placed and pressurized oxygen is applied into the chamber. Access to the patient is produced from he outdoors by means of ports and pass-via.

In a hypoxic atmosphere, wound healing is halted by decreased fibroblast proliferation collagen production, and capillary angiogenesis. Hypoxia also makes it possible for development of anaerobic organisms, additional complicating wound healing.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy assists to enhance in tissue oxygenation in the hypoperfused, infected wound. It influences the price of collagen deposition, angiogenesis, and bacterial clearance in wounds. The greatest positive aspects are accomplished in tissues with compromised blood flow and oxygen provide.   

Following wounds can be healed by H.B.O therapy-

1.Diabetic wounds–  

The improved wound oxygen tension accomplished with HBO promotes wound healing, increases the host antimicrobial defenses and has a direct bacteriostatic impact on anaerobic microorganism.   

2.Venous stasis ulcers–

It is only indicated in hugely chosen individuals in the preparation of a granulating bed more than debrided venous ulcer for eventual skin grafting.

3. Stress ulcers–

HBO therapy could be of advantage in chosen circumstances, particularly when a wound fails to heal in spite of maximum revascularization.   

4. Arterial insufficiency ulcers–                                                                                                                          

HBO therapy could be of advantage in chosen circumstances, particularly when a wound fails to heal in spite of maximum revascularization 


HBO therapies are performed at two. to 25 ATA for 90 to 120 minutes of oxygen breathing. The initial remedy schedule is dictated by the severity of the illness method. In the presence of limb-threatening infection right after debridement or compromised surgical flaps following amputation the patient must be treated twice every day. When the infection is beneath handle and the soft tissue envelope improves, as soon as every day therapies are sufficient.