Wound Care Center Adds Second HBO Chamber
Nearly one year after adding Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy to their service offerings, the KSB Center for Wound Healing is expanding with the addition of their second HBO chamber.
HBO therapy is a treatment in which a patient breathes 100% pure oxygen within a pressurized chamber. This “hyperbaric” or high dose of oxygen carries more oxygen to a patient’s organs and tissues, which in turn, promotes healing and activates the white blood cells to fight infection. HBO therapy is used on all types of slow and non-healing wounds like diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds, crush injuries, thermal burns, radiation wounds, and much more.
Since HBO treatment is five days a week for up to two hours, and often for four to six weeks at a time, the capacity to offer this service is limited. The addition of this second chamber allows the Center for Wound Healing to provide HBO therapy to more patients.
The chamber was delivered to KSB on Wednesday, December 8th and a special team from Restorix flew in from the East Coast to help move and install the machine. This is a very meticulous process and thankfully the installation went smoothly. The first patients are scheduled to start using the second chamber later this week.