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Daily hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help heal your body. To learn more about our hyperbaric medicine services, call 310-794-1031.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy frequently is an addition to treatments that may include antibiotics, surgery, nutritional support and other interventions recommended by primary-care physicians.
Indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy are based on recommendations defined by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The following indications are approved uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy:
- Air or gas embolism
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Carbon monoxide poisoning complicated by cyanide poisoning
- Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis
- Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic ischemias
- Decompression sickness
- Arterial insufficiencies
- Central retinal artery occlusion
- Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds
- Severe anemia
- Intracranial abscess
- Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Osteomyelitis (refractory)
- Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Acute thermal burn injury
Multi-place vs. Mono-place
There are many advantages of a multi-place chamber over a single-person, mono-place chamber. Due to the larger size of the multi-place chamber, people with claustrophobia are better able to tolerate treatment than in a mono-place chamber. In addition, a member of the UCLA staff is with the patient inside the chamber at all times to assist the patient during treatment. UCLA's multi-place chamber is also able to treat a wider array of diagnoses, including critical care and unconscious patients.