Skin graft complications can include bleeding, infection at the donor or recipient sites, limitations in limb movement, and more, all of which can be alleviated through the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy following the procedure.
A skin flap transplants tissue from a donor to recipient site on the body, while retaining its original blood supply. This surgical procedure is often used in reconstructive surgery to repair wounds.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has demonstrated significant benefits in the salvage of compromised skin grafts and flaps, such as increasing circulation and oxygenation, creating new blood vessels, stimulating fibroblasts, enhancing white blood cells, and over time, lessening irradiated tissue damage.
Diabetes is a growing epidemic, creating non-healing wounds. Prevention is key, but risks of amputation remain. HBOT heals diabetic wounds & saves lives.
HMS opens Manhattan HBOT location, the first free-standing, non-hospital based HBOT site dedicated to hard chamber hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the area.