Hyperbaric medicine services in Wabash Valley
Terre Haute Regional Hospital's hyperbaric-certified physicians and technologists use hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat chronic, non-healing wounds. HBOT takes place in a pressurized chamber, which our team monitors constantly for optimal treatment and patient care.
To schedule an appointment at our Center for Wound Care, please call us at (812) 237-9946.
Our HBOT chambers
The Center for Wound Care has two exam rooms, plus a suite with two large, clear, acrylic hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers. These chambers provide 100 percent pure oxygen to promote the optimal healing opportunity. While breathing pure oxygen, the patient's blood plasma becomes saturated, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body's tissue.
The ultimate result is the body's natural wound healing mechanisms (which are oxygen-dependent) are able to function more efficiently. Continued use of HBOT increases the body's immune and healing response. Our certified hyperbaric technician will educate you with the knowledge to complete this therapy program with the best results.
Conditions we treat with hyperbaric medicine
Hyperbaric medicine is used to treat wounds and injuries inflicted by various diseases and conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve the following wounds:
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
- Wounds that have not healed in four weeks
- Post-radiation tissue injury
- Crush injuries
- Wounds caused by poor circulation or trauma
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Pressure ulcers
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections (flesh eating bacteria)
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps