When he entered the HBOT chamber, his foot looked grey and lifeless, but following therapy it was pink, rosy and healthy looking. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy delivers 100 percent oxygen to wounds and tissue, which activates white blood cells to fight infection and promote healing.
Charles Bartlett has seen first-hand how the therapy can make a difference in recovery of non-healing wounds. He says that if he had not thought to give this unique therapy a try, he doesn’t know where he would be.
"During her treatment, we could see visible evidence that the wound bed was improving," Ruebeck says. That increased the chance of success when he closed the wound with a tissue transfer surgery in May.