Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be used as a complementary treatment for your patients in order to help speed up recovery from podiatric surgery or other ailments.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is indicated for patients with Wagner grade 3 diabetic foot ulcers, chronic osteomyelitis, acute crush injury, and non-healing arterial foot ulcers status post-surgical revascularization or angioplasty.
Did You Know?
Boyle’s Law: “The absolute pressure exerted by a given mass of an ideal has is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies, if the temperature and amount of gas remain unchanged within a closed system.”
How your patients will benefit from HBOT
- Enhances fibroblast proliferation and collagen synthesis, decreasing fibrosis
- Enhances leukocyte oxidative killing
- Has a potent anti-inflammatory effect reducing swelling and edema
- Stimulates angiogenesis
- Synergistic effect of HBOT plus antibiotics by enhancing bacterial cell wall penetration and direct toxic of effect of HBOT on anaerobic organisms
- Enhances stem cell proliferation from the bone marrow and migration to the area of injury
- Reduces intravascular leukocyte adherence in crush injury (reperfusion injury)
Referral Criteria for HBOT Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Insurance regulations mandate the following:
- History and Physical
- Operative report describing a non-healing, infected deep ulceration; must have evidence of abscess involving bone/joint or tendon of the lower extremity in a diabetic
- Unresponsive to at least one month of documented meticulous wound care
*Evidence of an osteomyelitis demonstrated by MRI/bone scan or bone culture are acceptable*
If the above criteria are met, the following is required from your office:
- Dated photo (with ruler) of wound
- Documentation of wound measurements
- Wound Documentation needs to include:
•Vascular status with test results including any corrections made
•Optimization of nutritional status (pre-albumin)
•Optimal Glycemic Control (HgbA1c) Debridement Documentation
•Maintenance of a clean moist bed with appropriate dressing
•Documentation of appropriate off-loading
While undergoing hyperbaric treatment:
- An updated podiatric note is required at least every 30 days
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.