Hyperbaric Medicine

Jennersville Hospital’s hyperbaric medicine treatment options surround patients with difficult wounds with 100 percent oxygen in a comfortable, pressurized chamber. This saturation promotes the body’s natural immune system and healing responses, allowing wounds to heal more easily, from the inside out.

The hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chamber resembles a comfortable reclining bed encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in diameter. While inside the chamber, patients can listen to music or watch movies on TV—always remaining in constant contact with the staff through an intercom and private handset. The only physical sensation from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrums when air in the chamber is compressed.

The Center for Wound Healing at Jennersville Hospital provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for patients with conditions such as:

  • Actinomycosis
  • Acute carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Crush injuries and suturing of severed limbs (acute)
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Decompression sickness
  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity such as foot ulcers
  • Gas gangrene (acute)
  • Gas embolism
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis

For more information, please call: The Center for Wound Healing 610-869-1533.