Margaret M. Doucette DO


Hyperbaric Physician

Hyperbaric physicians are medical doctors who specialize in hyperbaric medicine. They use hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy to treat conditions such as decompression illness and carbon monoxide poisoning. The word hyperbaric means making or using a higher pressure—of oxygen, for example—than is normally found in the air…

Hyperbaric Physician

Hyperbaric physicians are medical doctors who specialize in hyperbaric medicine. They use hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy to treat conditions such as decompression illness and carbon monoxide poisoning. The word hyperbaric means making or using a higher pressure—of oxygen, for example—than is normally found in the air…

Graft

A graft is a piece of bone, skin, or other tissue used to replace diseased or injured tissue, such as burned skin. A graft can be healthy living tissue (such as skin or bone) harvested from a human or animal, or a graft may be man-made material.

Common Areas Where Pressure Injuries Develop

Pressure injuries are usually caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin. They often form on skin that covers bony areas. The most common sites are the back of the head and ears, the shoulders, the elbows, the lower back and buttocks, the hips, the inner knees, and the heels. Pressure injuries may also form in places…

Pressure Injuries

Pressure injuries develop when constant pressure on an area of skin reduces blood supply to the skin and nearby tissue. Pressure injuries can range from mild reddening of the skin (early stage) to severe tissue damage that extends through the skin and soft tissue and into the bone (late stage).