Advanced Crush Injury & Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias Care with HBOT

Combating Crush Injury & Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

When a crush injury or other acute traumatic ischemia strikes, cutting off blood flow and oxygen to tissues, the situation demands immediate action. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can be a powerful ally in this fight, offering a unique advantage.

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How Does HBOT Help With Crush Injury & Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias

The Science Behind The Oxygen & Pressure

When critical injuries cut off blood flow and oxygen, time is the enemy. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) steps in as a powerful ally, directly tackling the problem: oxygen deprivation. Here’s how:

Oxygen Overload: Forget shallow breaths, HBOT immerses you in pure oxygen under increased pressure. This skyrockets oxygen levels in your blood, creating a superhighway for delivery, even bypassing damaged blood vessels.

Shrinking the Swell: Crushed tissues and swelling act like roadblocks. HBOT’s pressure shrinks these blockades, reopening microscopic passageways and letting life-giving oxygen flood starved areas.

HBOT's Benefits Go Beyond Delivering Oxygen.

1. Healing Beyond Oxygen: HBOT isn’t just a delivery system; it’s a healing catalyst. It calms inflammation, the harmful fire damaging tissues. Then, it sparks new blood vessel growth, building fresh pathways for oxygen to reach even the remotest corners.

2. The Golden Window: Every minute counts. HBOT’s effectiveness peaks within 24-48 hours of the injury, making early intervention crucial to maximize its benefit and potentially save limbs.

3. Teamwork Saves the Day: HBOT isn’t a solo act. It joins forces with surgery, antibiotics, and other treatments to combat infection, remove dead tissue, and create the optimal environment for healing.

Common Causes of Crush Injury
& Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias

Common Crush Injuries

  • Heavy machinery accidents: Construction sites, manufacturing, farming, mining.
  • Vehicle accidents: Collisions, rollovers, entrapment.
  • Landslides and building collapses: Trapped under debris.
  • Natural disasters: Avalanches, mudslides, falling objects.
  • Domestic accidents: Pinned by falling furniture, caught in machinery.
  • Violent assaults: Intentional constriction or limb compression.

Common Acute Traumatic Ischemias

  • Arterial embolism: Blood clots or debris blocking arteries, impeding blood flow.
  • Vascular tears or ruptures: Trauma severing or damaging blood vessels.
  • Frostbite: Severe cold freezing tissues and restricting blood flow.
  • Electrocution: Electrical currents causing muscle burns and tissue damage.
  • Gas gangrene: Bacterial infection thriving in low-oxygen environments within injured tissues.
  • ComPARTMENT syndrome: Increased pressure within muscle compartments due to trauma or internal bleeding.

 

Symptoms of Crush Injury &
Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias

Common Crush Injuries Symptoms

  • Severe pain in the affected area, often intense and unrelenting.
  • Swelling, discoloration, and bruising of the injured area.
  • Deformity or unnatural bending of the affected limb.
  • Numbness or loss of sensation in the injured area.
  • Weakness or inability to move the affected limb.
  • Bleeding, either external or internal.

 

Common Acute Traumatic Ischemia Symptoms (Including Compartment Syndrome)

  • Sudden, severe pain in the affected area, often described as a tight, burning sensation.
  • Swelling that feels tight and firm, like the skin is stretched to its limit.
  • Numbness or tingling in the affected area.
  • Pallor (pale or whitish skin) or cyanosis (bluish skin) in the affected area.
  • Weakness or inability to move the affected limb.
  • Pulses that are weak or absent in the affected limb.
 

Additional Symptoms:

  • Shock: Symptoms like low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and pale, clammy skin.
  • Fever: Indicating potential infection.
  • Nausea and vomiting: Can be associated with pain and shock.

 

How Do You Get Diagnosed With
Crush Injury & Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias​

When dealing with the potential devastation of crush injuries and acute traumatic ischemias, swift and accurate diagnosis is critical. Here’s what unfolds in the diagnostic process:

1. Medical History and Physical Examination:

Your doctor will gather details about the incident, including potential causes and any pre-existing conditions.

A thorough physical examination will assess the affected area for swelling, discoloration, numbness, and mobility deficits. Pulses in the affected limb will be checked for abnormalities.

2. Imaging Tests:

X-rays and CT scans provide detailed views of bones, soft tissues, and blood vessels, revealing fractures, internal bleeding, and potential compartment syndrome.

Doppler ultrasound assesses blood flow within arteries and veins, pinpointing blockages or reduced circulation.

3. Additional Tests:

Blood tests may be ordered to evaluate for infection, muscle damage, and clotting problems.
Compartment pressure measurement uses a needle to directly measure pressure within muscle compartments, confirming or ruling out compartment syndrome.

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Conditions Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Supports

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From chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions, to sleep disorders and plastic surgery recovery, our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is designed to navigate a wide array of health challenges, guiding you towards optimal wellness through targeted, individualized strategies.

What Medical Conditions Are Covered By My Health Insurance?

Currently, we do not accept insurance for HBOT.

FDA Approved Conditions
We Manage

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently recognizes Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for 14 medical conditions, all of which are generally covered.

Below, you will find links to resources pertaining to the FDA approved conditions and use cases for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. If you have any questions, schedule a consultation with our Hyperbaric Medical Doctor. 

Non-Insurance Covered Conditions We Manage

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) may also benefit many other conditions not yet approved by the FDA. 

Use of HBOT for over 60 medical conditions is approved by other countries around the world and supported by significant, long-standing research. Below is a list of non-covered conditions that have major researched benefits yet to be approved by insurance.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

From chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions, to sleep disorders and plastic surgery recovery, our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is designed to navigate a wide array of health challenges, guiding you towards optimal wellness through targeted, individualized strategies.

Generally, HBOT is considered safe when administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional in a reputable facility. However, it’s essential to understand both the potential benefits and risks before undergoing treatment.

Here’s a breakdown of safety considerations:

Minimal side effects: Most people experience only mild, temporary side effects like ear pressure, fatigue, and sinus discomfort. These usually resolve quickly on their own or with simple measures.

Non-invasive and painless: The treatment itself is comfortable and does not involve needles or surgery.

No drug interactions: HBOT doesn’t interact with medications unless specifically noted by your doctor.

The number of sessions required depends on the condition and individual response. Typically, a treatment plan involving multiple sessions over several weeks is needed. Speak to our Hyperbaric Medical Doctor to get guidance on if Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is right for you and your condition, and what you can expect in each of your sessions.

At our Hyperbaric Therapy Wellness Center in Hollywood! We provide expertly administered hyperbaric treatments overseen by Dr. Safa Maklad, a hyperbaric certified physician. We are committed to upholding stringent hyperbaric safety protocols and ensure the highest standards of care.

The office offers 100% cotton robes to wear during your treatment. During your consultation, we will thoroughly discuss the list of approved and restricted items for the chamber.

It’s best to have a light meal several hours beforehand to avoid nausea. Avoid heavy meals and alcohol within 24 hours of your session.

Staying hydrated beforehand can help your body absorb oxygen more efficiently. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise may also enhance treatment outcomes.

Some people experience increased energy and improved focus after a session. Others might feel tired or have slight muscle aches, which usually resolve within a day or two.

Treatment response varies depending on the condition being treated and individual factors. It’s crucial to follow our recommended treatment plan and discuss any noticeable changes or lack of progress after several sessions.

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