Abbott Northwestern Hospital patient story shows how hyperbaric therapy expanding


[Star Tribune, December 11, 2012] Mike Miller's journey into the little-known world of hyperbaric oxygen therapy started with a 10-pound wheel falling on the little toe of his left foot. The injury ended a Caribbean vacation and caused a wound so gruesome that it threatened to take the foot.

"This has been around for 50 years. But for a long time, the main role had been for carbon monoxide poisoning and the bends," said Dr. Peter Alden, director of the hyperbaric program at Minneapolis' Abbott Northwestern Hospital. "This [wound care] is a newer trend, with growth in the last eight to 10 years." For the entire story, go to

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