« Healthcare Highlights Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Healing Tough Wounds Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used for healing tough wounds that may not be able to heal on their own, such as: diabetic ulcers bone infections circulation issues burns vascular conditions The WVU Wound Management Center team specializes in treating complex or recurring wounds. How it works Patients receiving HBOT are placed in a chamber, or tube, made of clear plastic. Patients lie down on a mobile table that slides directly into a chamber approximately seven feet in length. The chamber is slowly filled and then decompressed with pure oxygen. The length of an HBOT session depends on the type of wound and can typically last from one-half to two hours. The treatment plan also depends on the type of wound and is specifically tailored to your needs. To learn more about how we can help you, visit the WVU Wound Management Center.