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Does a hyperbaric oxygen chamber help with recovering from a PCL injury

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Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Hyperbaric oxygen promotes the healing of open wounds when the tissue is devitalized or has a poor blood supply because of diabetes, infection, radiat ... Read More
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: The oxygen doesn't penetrate that deep.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
PCL Hyperbarics: Hyperbaric medicine is not used for this type of injury. There is no proof that it will help you in this case.

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
The following:: Must not - people with a collapsed lung or are using medications that impair wound healing (cisplatin, sulfamylon), affect the lungs (bleomycin) or ot ... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
19 years experience Wound care
A small group.: People with untreated collapsed lung, those with some types of chemotherapy, recent eye surgery with gas infusion, extremely claustrophobic persons.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A/W Dr. Ferdowsi: Untreated pneumothorax = absolute contraindication to hbot. Contraindications: recent / current use of cisplatin, doxorubicin, disulfram or mafenide ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Parkinson's: The research that has looked at this issue is not conclusive. This indication is not one of the those approved for payment from medicare so the cost b ... Read More
Dr. John Walker
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: No research to show this helps.
Dr. Halsey Wyatt
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is not approved for use in this condition by the fda, the centers for medicare and medicaid services (cms) or the und ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sid Shah
Dr. Sid Shah answered
Specializes in Wound Care
Helps heal wounds: Two main properties by which hbot helps are (1) pressure effects and (2) effects from breathing 100% oxygen under pressure. Pressure effects helps w ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
27 years experience Addiction Medicine
Oxygen/blood supply: Best would be to look online-- in short, the pressure forces more oxygen into solution( in blood), and this non-cellular part of the blood, plasma, ca ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
19 years experience Wound care
Maybe: There are no studies to prove long term well being is enhanced but perhaps someone will investigate and report their findings
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Inconclusive: Various news media and nontraditional societies advocate hyperbaric/100% treatment for autism. There are no conclusive studies to support this, althou ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: Texas researchers have found that patients with long-standing but stable traumatic brain injury (tbi) show a general improvement in speech, memory and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Helps breain injury: For traumatic brain injury, one randomized trial provided fair evidence that hbot might reduce mortality or the duration of coma in severely injured t ... Read More
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
It might: It is a very expensive trreatment but its greatest benefit is treating spinal injury asap. Read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" you can google. Ox ... Read More
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