What is the difference between oxygen therapy in the general hyperbaric chamber and Madeyski’s localized normobaric chamber?
While in the hyperbaric chamber the treatment depends on the mechanisms of contact and mechanisms due to the oxygen dissolved in plasma, in the localized normobaric chamber the mechanism of increase in dissolved oxygen is lacking. This lack of effect is compensated by the increase in concentration of oxygen in the localized normobaric chamber.
Which are the indications of localized oxygen therapy?
  • Sores and phlebostatic ulcers
  • continuous sores and solutions in arteriopathy cases
  • injuries infected with mixed flora
  • sores or injuries in diabetic patients
  • continuous injuries in patients in cortisone therapy like rheumatoid arthritis or similar
  • infected and exposed bone injuries
  • skin transplants at risk through local or general conditions
  • burns that are infected or at risk.
Which are the counter-indications in localized oxygen therapy?
There are  absolutely none. There are no particular counter-indications for the “general” hyperbaric chamber.
Which are the advantages of the Localized Normobaric Chamber?
The major advantages are
  • the ease of use with the compliance of the patient
  • the ease of approval and use by the paramedical personnel
  • the general lack of counter-indications
  • the lack of local counter-indications
  • the reduced dimensions and the practicality of transport
  • ease of use
  • the aesthetic aspect
  • easy availability
  • the low cost of the device and maintenance.


How many hours and for how many days is therapy applied?
The duration of the therapy varies according to the pathology and the local situation. On average therapy is applied for the duration of one hour twice a day. But there are no counter-indications for a double or triple duration. The same number of days in which the therapy is applied is variable and tied to the pathology and contingent factors.