Crush injuries/Compartment syndrome injuries

Crush injuries occur when the body tissues are severely traumatized such as in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and gun shot wounds. These injuries frequently occur in the extremities. When used as an adjunct to orthopedic surgery and antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen therapy shows promise as a way to decease complications from sever crush injuries. Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments increase oxygen delivery to the injured tissues, reduces swelling and provides an improved environment for healing and fighting infection.