Conditions Treated with Hyperbaric Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is used to treat a wide range of conditions, with new applications being researched on a continual basis. There are currently fifteen conditions treatable with hyperbaric that are approved by the FDA in the US. However, there are numerous “off-label” uses for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, many of which are documented with scientific evidence that is stronger than that of the FDA approved conditions.

Nearly all medical clinics, doctor’s offices, and hospitals use FDA-approved drugs and medical devices for “off-label” use on a consistent basis. FDA allows “off-label” use of approved medical devices that have scientific data supporting their use under the supervision of a licensed physician.

The following is a list of the fifteen conditions that are FDA approved for treatment with hyperbaric therapy. These conditions are typically reimbursed by insurance and include:

  • Actinomycosis
  • Air or Gas Embolism
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Smoke Inhalation
  • Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, and other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Diabetic Wounds*
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
  • Radiation Tissue Damage (Osteoradionecrosis)
  • Severe Anemia
  • Skin Grafts and Flaps (Compromised)

  • Thermal Burns

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