Hyperbaric Treatment Helps with Wound Recovery

 

Daniel Richardson is preparing to take a dive without having to deal with the annoyances of scuba equipment, inquisitive sea creatures or, even, having to get wet.

Instead, Richardson’s dive will take place in a hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber at the Wound Healing &Hyperbaric Center at Valley Hospital, where he’ll spend about two hours lying inside a cylindrical pod, breathing 100 percent oxygen at an atmospheric pressure he’d otherwise have to dive about 33 feet underwater to experience.

Richardson’s decidedly nonaquatic goal: allowing hyper-oxygenated blood to circulate throughout his body to promote the healing of an ulcer on his foot. MORE

John Przybys, Las Vegas Review-Journal