Gas gangrene is a serious infection secondary to the gas forming bacteria Clostridium. This bacteria contaminates the wound and allows gas to get trapped under the skin, killing body tissue. Symptoms, such as high fevers, blisters, and continuous inflammation, oftentimes appear quickly and get worse within a short amount of time.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat gas gangrene aims to keep swelling down and bacteria from spreading to other parts of the body.
How you will benefit from HBOT
- Helps kill bacteria and prevent the infection from spreading
- Reduces swelling
- Promotes tissue healing
- Improves pain
Did You Know?
The the medical terms for these severe infections of the muscle are clostridial myositis and myonecrosis.
Our experienced clinical team is available to help you identify appropriate candidates for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and to answer any additional questions about HBOT or our facilities. You deserve the best – our mission is to achieve patient success through personalized, innovative, and compassionate care that enhances your healing potential. We do so at the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost for your patients, with only one copay and/or less coinsurance than at a hospital-based HBOT program.