Orthopedics and Traumatology


Benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy:

  • It promotes and modulates osteoclast and osteoblast activity to promote bone remodeling
  • Stimulates neovascularization (preparing the tissues for grafting)
  • It accelerates healing and compromised wound healing
  • Stimulates fibroblast proliferation and collagen synthesis
  • Steadily increases oxygen tension in the bones
  • Improves oxygen availability at tissue level
  • It protects tissues from damage by impact
  • Improvement of the bone metabolism
  • Reduces edema and pain in acute trauma
  • Prevents anaerobic sepsis

Therapeutic applications:

  • Aseptic necrosis of the humeral head-femural in adults and children (Legg-Calve-Perthes)
  • Traumatic injury of skull and spinal cord (partial loss of motor-sensory)
  • Enables the best advent of antibiotic (aminoglycoside) to the cell
  • Grafts and flaps in difficult or compromised viability
  • Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Ischemia and injury by bruising or crushing
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Refractory soft tissue injuries
  • Suture of transected members
  • Bone fractures that do not consolidate
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Acute acoustic trauma
  • Herniated Disk

      Most orthopedic disorders and conditions required for its good prognosis and recovery of a high-functioning bone metabolism, as well as a good capacity for regeneration and healing of tissues, and a strong immune system can fight the infection. Furthermore, injuries and pathologies associated with severe injuries are almost always accompanied by edema (swelling), hematoma, ischemia (poor blood supply) and tissue hypoxia (low oxygen levels in tissues), resulting in various complications that may degenerate into necrosis or tissue death, and temporary or permanent loss of neurological or motor functions.

     Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBOT) is used and accepted internationally as an adjunct to various types of trauma, as well as certain diseases and orthopedic complications.