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Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Management of Orthopedic Disorders

by on Sep 24, 2013

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The management of musculoskeletal disorders is an increasing challenge to clinicians. Successful treatment relies on a wide range of multidisciplinary interventions. Adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) ...

The management of musculoskeletal disorders is an increasing challenge to clinicians. Successful treatment relies on a wide range of multidisciplinary interventions. Adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy has been used as an orthopedic treatment for several decades. Positive outcomes have been reported by many authors for orthopedic infections, wound healing, delayed union and non-union of fractures, acute traumatic ischemia of the extremities, compromised grafts, and burn injuries. HBO therapy significantly reduces the length of the patient’s hospital stay, amputation rate, and wound care expenses.

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