88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780 508-828-7000
Normally, our atmospheric pressure at sea level, exerts 14.7 pounds per
square inch of pressure over a given surface. This is equivalent to one
atmosphere absolute (one ATA). In this atmosphere, we breathe
approximately 20 percent oxygen and 80 percent nitrogen.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), the pressure is increased two
or three times more than normal and you breathe 100 percent oxygen. Most
patients are treated at two times the normal atmospheric pressure (two
The combination of high concentrations of oxygen (100 percent) and increased pressure cause large amounts of oxygen to be dissolved in your blood and other tissue fluids. There can be as much as 10 to 15 times the usual amount of oxygen dissolved in your blood, which gets more oxygen to the rest of your body.
Many different problems have been shown to benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Some of the common problems are:
Morton Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing provides services to residents throughout the greater Taunton community, including Taunton, Raynham, Middleboro, Lakeville, Dighton and Berkley, among other surrounding towns.
The Center for Wound Healing
88 Washington Street
Taunton, MA 02780