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A wound that isn’t healing means, it’s time to look into Hyperbaric Medicine (HBOT). HBOT has been proven to help the body speed up the healing process especially in a situation where a wound just won’t heal.

When you combine certain modalities of Physical Therapy (including Lymphatic Drainage) with HBOT in the treatment of a non-healing wound, you really enhance your chances for success.

Oxygen Rescue Care Centers of America (ORCCA) is an addition to Cralle Physical Therapy Services, allowing you to receive the very best under one roof.
Medicare covers the Physical Therapy modalities we provide to assist in your wound healing, including our intensive lymphatic program.

Medicare currently pays for HBO for diabetic wounds of the lower extremities that meet the following three criteria:

1.Patient has type I or type II diabetes and has a lower extremity wound that is due to diabetes;
2. Patient has a wound classified as Wagner grade III or higher; and
3. Patient has failed an adequate course of standard wound therapy.

If you meet this criteria, please contact our office so we may guide you in obtaining the necessary information from your doctor to qualify you for Hyperbarics.

If you do not meet this criteria, have a non-healing wound and would like to receive HBOT, please contact us, to discuss available rates.

More detailed information can be found in the following studies below. More will be added as the world learns the benefits of HBOT.

**** Please note, the information below is for educational purposes only. We want to help you to make an educated decision about your health care. Please consult a physician before pursuing any kind of therapy.

A prescription is required for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

dl.pngHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Chronic Diabetic Wounds of lower limbs- a Review of the Literature” by Lebel D, Gortzak Y, Nyska M, Katz T, Atar D, Etzion Y., March 2007, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel (PubMed)


dl.png "Factors Influencing the Outcome of Lower-Extremity Diabetic Ulcers Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen" by Fife CE, Buyukcakir C, Otto G, Sheffield P, Love T, Warriner R., May-June 2007, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medicine School at Houston, Texas, USA (PubMed)


dl.png "Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Wound Healing and Return to Normal Activity in Breast Augmentation and Adominoplasty Patients" by David N. Michelson, MD, May Tolentio, MD


"Transcutaneous Oxygen Tension in Hyperbaric Condition as a Predictor of Ischemeia in Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers" by Cechurova D, Rusavy Z, Lacigova S, Ruzicka J, Novak M, Jankovec Z, Oct 2002, (PubMed)


"Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Non-Healing Vasculitic Ulcers" by The Institute of Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Clinic, Assaf Harofeh, Medical Center, Zerfin, Ireland, July 2006 (PubMed)


"Salvage of Limb and Function in Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Hand: Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and Free Muscle Flap Coverage" by Yeun JC, Feng Z., Department of Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, Feb 2002 (PubMed)


"Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Healing" by Division of Plastic Surgery, Unversity of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Jan 2003, (PubMed)


"Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Wounds, in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" by Centre Regional d'Oxygentherapie Hybrebare, CHU, Hospital A. Calmette, Lille (PubMed)


" Intractable livedoid vasculopathy successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen" by Yang CH, Ho HC, Chan YS, Liou LB, Hong HS, Yang LC., Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 199 Tun Hwa North Road, Taipei, Taiwan, Sept 2003, (PubMed)


"Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for calcific uremic arteriolopathy: a case series" by Basil C, Montanaro A, Masi M, Pati G, De Maio P, Gismondi A., Division of Nephrology, Hospital of Martina Franca, Italy. Nov 2002, (PubMed)


"Alpha-Lipoic Acid Modulates Extracellular Matrix and Angiogenesis Gene Expression in Non-Healing Wounds treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy" by Alleva R, Tomasetti M, Sartini D, Emanuelli M, Nasole E, Di Donato F, Borghi B, Santarelli L, Neuzil J., Deparment of Anesthesiology, IRCCS Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy. Mar-April 2008, (PubMed)


"Doctor uses Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers at Camarillo Hospital" by Tom Kisken, Ventura County Star, Sept 2008. Story and Video

"Adjuctive systemic hyperbaric oxygen therapy in treatment of severe prevalently ischemic diabetic foot ulcer.  A ramdonized study. by E. Faglia, F. Favales, A. Aldeghi, P Calia, A Quarantiello, G Oriani, M Michael, P Campgnoli and A Morabito.  Diabetology Center, Niguarda Hospital, Milan Italy

 "HBO Therapy in Wound Healing, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology"  Chapter 15  K.K. Jain, Textbook of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


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