Palomar Health Wound Care Centers treat all of the following:
About Radiation Burns
When radiation burns or late radiation injury occurs, tissue undergoes a progressive deterioration characterized by a reduction in the density of small blood vessels and replacement of normal tissue with dense fibrous tissue until there is insufficient oxygen supplies to sustain normal function.
Types of radiation injury may include:
1. Soft Tissue Burns
2. Radiation Induced Hemorrhagic Cystitis (bladder)
3. Radiation Proctitis/Enteritis (pelvic region)
5. Osteoradionecrosis (bone, usually mandibular)
What to Do
Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy is the only intervention that has been shown to increase the number of blood vessels in the tissue that has been damaged from radiation. Sometimes these symtoms show up years after radiation treatment has been completed.
Call the Wound Care Center today to make an appointment for consultation. Our experienced physicians will be able to determine if Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is right for you.
Treatment is covered by PPO's, Medicare, and most HMO's.
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