Post surgical infection MRSA staff” vs Hyperbarics
Referred for VHBOT on June 18, 2013, following Surgery June 10 to remove large mass located between skin and abdominal wall left flank area. No Biopsy performed at this time. Surgery area became inflamed from prior trauma and suggestive of secondary bacterial infection. This was considered to be life threatening and a possible progressive necrotizing soft tissue infection. Deemed medically necessary and the evidence supported the use of systemic VHBO (Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments) in this instance. The indications for the use of Hyperbaric medicine is the development of hypoxic tissue resulting in necrosis and infection. VHBOT resulted in reperfusion of ischemic areas, saturation of oxygen decreases leukocyte adherence, reducing systemic toxicity. VHBO limited the spread and progression of infection. VHBO as an adjunct treatment enhances the therapeutic effects of the chosen Veterinary antibiotics. Hyperbaric treatments made this outcome affordable and successful.
Referred for Hyperbaric Medicine March 24, 2014. With this extensive degoving wound. Sleeping under a truck Milly startled and jumped up and her beautiful coat was caught in the drive shaft as it was engaged , resulting in this life threatening degloving wound which included her right flank, lower abdomen , and both inside thighs. You can see the drastic tissue change on the first treatment. Hyperbaric treatments eased her pain and saved her exposed tissues even on the first treatment. Milly had a total of 15 treatments proving VHBOT is an affordable and viable treatment.