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Hyperbaric Medicine

The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Luke's was the first in the St. Louis area. Our hyperbaric facility uses Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a medical procedure where patients are placed under increased atmospheric pressure while breathing 100% oxygen. This type of therapy has proven to be effective for a number of medical and surgical conditions, either as a primary treatment or in addition to other medical treatments such as wound care, antibiotics or surgery.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used in the treatment of:

  • Actinomycosis
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Arterial gas embolism
  • Bone and soft tissue injuries resulting from radiation therapy
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Certain diabetic ulcers of the lower extremity
  • Chronic non-resolving osteomyelitis
  • Chronic Refractory osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Crush injuries
  • Decompression illness from scuba diving
  • Gas gangrene
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Progressive necrotizing infection and fasciitis
  • Select problem wounds
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis

Consultation is available by appointment Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling 314-205-6818. For hyperbaric emergencies, contact St. Luke's Emergency Department at 314-205-6990.