Hip Replacment Specialist Cheyenne WY

To benefit from this peculiar therapy all you do is breathe. The key is to breathe 100 percent pure oxygen through a mask or hood for one to two hours a day while sitting in a pressurized chamber. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) works according to a simple law of physics that says oxygen under pressure dissolves into the body'[s fluids—including blood plasma, lymph, and cerebral spinal fluid—where it can speed healing.

Jason L Bird, DDS
(307) 632-8090
1401 Airport Prkwy Ste 140
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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W Reckling
(307) 632-6637
800 E 20th St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Meade Davis III, MD
(307) 634-0871
6020 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: United Med Ctr -West, Cheyenne, Wy
Group Practice: Doc Therapy

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W Carlton Reckling, MD
(307) 632-6637
800 E 20th St Ste 300
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1989

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Duane M Kline, MD
(307) 632-3694
2812 Pine Dr
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1946

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John Eric Winter II, MD
(307) 634-0871
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1972

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Mark Richard Rangitsch
(307) 632-9261
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John E Winter
(307) 635-4300
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy C Lindquist
(307) 778-7547
2360 E Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michelle Lee Cameron, MD
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1995

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Healing Under Pressure

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By Kathy Summers

Last summer I broke the neck of my femur clear through (technically a hip fracture) when my horse launched me like a rubber band into the dirt. But that wasn’t the scary part. The fracture was nothing compared to how I felt when the emergency room staff said the words “hip replacement.” My orthopedic surgeon decided to try setting the bone first, but he gave me slim odds for healing. He said I had almost certainly severed the capillaries that feed the head of the femur, and with no backup blood flow it would begin to die (called avascular necrosis or AVN). When I asked what I could do to prevent this, he said, “Just one thing: hyperbaric oxygen.” I immediately signed up for 20 daily treatments at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn in Scottsdale, Arizona.

To benefit from this peculiar therapy all you do is breathe. The key is to breathe 100 percent pure oxygen through a mask or hood for one to two hours a day while sitting in a pressurized chamber. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) works according to a simple law of physics that says oxygen under pressure dissolves into the body’s fluids—including blood plasma, lymph, and cerebral spinal fluid—where it can speed healing.

Hyperbaric hospitals and clinics typically operate monoplace chambers that resemble glass coffins, but I shared dives (as they sometimes call the treatments) in a 12-person multiplace chamber that looks like a submarine. Other than some ear pressure and temperature changes similar to landing in an airplane, the experience is comfortable with no serious side effects.

In cases like mine, HBOT can help the body develop new blood vessels, remodel bone, and reduce secondary swelling and bruising if it is provided soon enough after the injury or surgery. “When you reduce the inflammatory edema you get rid of the bruising a lot quicker, so you get better circulation to the injured areas,” says Dennis Weiland, MD, Scottsdale Healthcare’s director of hyperbaric medicine. In fact, not only did my deep bruises disappear quickly, I healed completely with no complications and no need for a hip replacement. I was lucky because few orthopedic surgeons refer hip fracture patients for HBOT. Doctors are more likely to prescribe the treatments for wounds that won’t heal.

One of my chamber mates, Brenda Opatz, a 45-year-old single mother of four, received treatments for a nonhealing surgical wound following breast cancer radiation. “My breast surgeon tried everything to get my incision to stay closed,” says Opatz, “but it reopened four different times. After consulting a wound specialist and a plastic surgeon, she prescribed HBOT—and it worked.”

The journal Undersea Hyperb Medicine reviewed 74 studies and found HBOT almost always helps in radiation injuries that would otherwise require radical surgical interventions resulting in complications. It also helps heal necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) and diabetic gangrene. “We’re not only postponing—we’re preventing ampu...

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