IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page 3
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC- 2014,
India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Gautam Shah
Authors Affiliations:Associate Professor in Orthopaedics, A.C.P.M.Medical College, Dhule
Address of Correspondence:
Dr Gautam Shah
Dr. Shah’s Hospital, Malegaon Road, Opp. Ramwadi, Dhule
Aastha Intensive Care Centre, Dhule


Abstract                                                                                                                 

Introduction – Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive therapy that uses 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure in a controlled total body chamber, to treat patients.

Mechanism of Action of HBOT? :  At hyperbaric (higher than atmospheric) pressures, gases can accumulate at higher concentrations and dissolve more readily in liquids. In a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, a specially designed chamber that delivers pressurized oxygen to the body in a safe, painless, and non-invasive way, a patient’s exposure to 100% oxygen can infuse their tissues with oxygen. The oxygen not only saturates the red blood cells, it also dissolves in the plasma, lymph system, and cerebrospinal fluid. As a patient relaxes inside a HBOT chamber, the body’s tissues and organs receive a massive infusion of oxygen, resulting in remarkable benefits that cannot be achieved by any other therapy.

Indications: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes physiological changes in the body that support healing and regeneration of tissue in   diabetic wounds, non healing wounds, chronic osteomyelitis, head injuries, burns injury from radiation therapy to soft tissues and bone, and revascularization due to injury or disease. It is also used extensively in anti –ageing therapy, wellness, for improving athletic performance and acute mountain sickness.

Conclusion:  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the most efficient methods of delivering oxygen to cells throughout the body. Today, it is an approved modality that is widely used as an adjuvant or enhancement therapy effective for a wide variety of medical conditions.


How to Cite this Abstract
 Shah G. Accelerate Your Healing With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Hbot). I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings April 2014;1(2):3.