Osteoradionecrosis / Soft Tissue Radionecrosis
Radiation wounds are difficult to treat. There is considerable evidence of the beneficial effects of HBOT on radiation necrosis and has become a useful adjunct to surgery. Among the bony structures, the effect on osteoradionecrosis of the mandible is crucial. Among the soft tissue, the effect is impressive.
Without Hypberbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), treatment often requires radical surgical intervention, which can lead to complications. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is recommended for delayed radiation injuries for soft tissue and bony injuries of most sites.