Crush Injuries, Compartment Syndrome and other Traumatic Injuries

By · September 6, 2012 · Filed in HBOT

Crush Injuries, Compartment Syndrome and other Traumatic Injuries

Crush injuries and compartment syndrome are acute traumatic ischemis associated with complex wounds following severe physical injury. Ischemia means an inadequate supply of blood to organs and tissues.

Causes of Crush Injuries and Compartment Syndrome

Great weight, severe blows, gunshots, or automobile and other accidents may cause crush injury. Complications include infections, nonhealing bone fractures, and amputation.

Compartment syndrome results when pressure builds within the body after injury, surgery, or muscle strain. Nerve damage or muscle death may result.

Treatment of Traumatic Ischemias with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is emerging as a promising treatment for crush injury, compartment syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias. HBOT improves the circulation of oxygenated blood to wounds to help fight infection, reduce swelling, and promote healing.

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