What is Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment?

It is a form of treatment in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen (normal air contains 21% oxygen) at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. Thus a higher amount of oxygen dissolves in the blood and more oxygen reaches different parts of the body. The patient is placed in a chamber where he breathes in pressurized oxygen for about 60-90 minutes. This treatment is used for healing acute traumatic N; wounds, crush injuries, burns, and post radiation problems.

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