Crush injuries are directly associated with trauma while skeletal muscle compartment syndromes arise from ischemia, venous outflow obstruction, exertion, external compression as well as trauma. HBOT counteracts the pathophysiological events which occur in these conditions.
- Hyperbaric oxygen supplements oxygen availability to tissue that may otherwise die from hypoxia
- Reduction in loss of muscle function
- Reduction in metabolites associated with muscle injury
- Edema reduction
- Reduction in muscle necrosis