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  • Writer's picturepaul watts

FDA Approved Human Treatable Conditions

The FDA has approved hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for 14 medical conditions.

These conditions are:

  1. Air or gas embolism

  2. Carbon monoxide poisoning

  3. Clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene)

  4. Crush injury, compartment syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias

  5. Decompression sickness

  6. Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds

  7. Exceptional blood loss (anemia)

  8. Intracranial abscess

  9. Necrotizing soft tissue infections

  10. Osteomyelitis (refractory)

  11. Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)

  12. Skin grafts and flaps (compromised)

  13. Thermal burns

  14. Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

It's important to note that while these conditions have been approved by the FDA for HBOT, the therapy may not be appropriate for every patient, and its effectiveness may vary depending on the individual case. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if HBOT is an appropriate treatment option for a particular condition.


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