Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. It is rare, but very serious. It occurs when infection elsewhere in the body spreads through the bloodstream into the bone. An open fracture or hip/knee surgery may expose the bone to infection. Diabetes and a compromised immune system can increase the risk of osteomyelitis.

Treatment may include antibiotics, surgical intervention and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

TREATMENT PROTOCOL: HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

We administer HBOT in a private setting with the latest hyperbaric technology.Treatment takes place in a clear acrylic chamber where the patient may comfortably recline and view the surroundings at all times. The patient is monitored by the treatment team throughout the procedure.