Research has demonstrated that HBOT is an effective therapy for these conditions:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Compromised surgical grafts/flaps
- Crush injuries
Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not indicated for the initial preparation of a skin flap or skin graft, it can be utilized for the preparation and preservation of a secondary, or subsequent skin flap or skin graft after the initial procedure failed to heal.
Studies indicate that the enhanced healing of diabetic ulcers promoted by hyperbaric oxygen may decrease the incidence of amputation.
Review research literature regarding efficacy of HBOT for treatment of podiatric conditions.
It is generally recommended that HBOT only be considered to treat ulcers rated at Wagner Grade 3 or higher, with gangrene and/or osteomyelitis.
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