Monday, September 26, 2011

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

And My Dad
Dad had a sore on his toe that will not heal. The circulation is not very good in that leg. I was worried about it because I thought they had exhausted all possible treatments. Then I learned something new…

The treatment Dad is undergoing now is called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. He has a two hour treatment 5-6 days per week at the mobile unit which is at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.

IMG_20110920_121644In this treatment, Dad enters a chamber with 8-10 other patients. Each patient is fitted with a special air tight hood in which they breathe pure oxygen. Also the atmospheric pressure in the airtight chamber is increased about 3-fold from normal.

It normally takes 4-7 weeks of these treatments for healing to occur. The healing rate is 85-95%.

I can tell a big difference in my Dad’s wound after only 2 weeks.

Read more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment here:

Mobile Hyperbaric Centers


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s amazing what modern medical procedures can do.
You may want to read up on the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, it might be important for you or someone in your family. 

Quote of the Day
Between saying and doing many a
pair of shoes is worn out.
~Italian Proverb

Joke of the Day

Okay, so a Texan rancher comes upon a farmer from Maine. The Texan looks at the Mainer and asks, "Say, how much land you think you got here?"

Mainer: 'Bout 10 acres I'd say."

Texan (boasting): Well, on my lot, it takes me all day to drive completely around my property!"

Mainer: "Yep, I got one of them trucks too."


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1 comment:

Hyperbaric Chamber said...

That Hyperbaric Chamber was designed and built by Tekna.