St. Anthony's two chambers are the largest on the market, easing claustrophobia.
Chamber offers pressurized oxygen therapy to treat wounds
Did you know? Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was developed by the U.S. Military.
Imagine diving to sub-atmospheric levels to be treated for chronic wounds. No, not as an underwater diver, but as a patient inside a hyperbaric chamber that mimics dramatic changes in atmospheric pressure.
St. Anthony's Wound Treatment Center is now scheduling patients in two, state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chambers. The chambers
are designed to deliver 10 to 15 times more oxygen than in a normal atmosphere. The pressurized oxygen decreases swelling and inflammation while promoting the development of new blood vessels and improving the rate of healing. Among the more common conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy are:
“It's a well-proven therapy and an advanced limb salvage option that can help us heal difficult wounds and save limbs,” says podiatrist Perry Giestler, DPM.
St. Anthony's two chambers are the largest on the market, easing claustrophobia. Patients sit up or recline while inside and they also can view television or DVDs, or listen to CDs.
For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
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