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  • December 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 12
    Here one can see a patient with a severe burn wound, which was later successfully treated with escharectomy, negative pressure, skin substitutes and hyperbaric oxygen.
    By Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS; Clinical Editor: John S. Steinberg, DPM
    23,520 reads | 0 comments | 12/03/07
       Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chambers are currently located in over 750 facilities in the United States. New wound care centers are opening monthly across the country and most incorporate HBO chambers. Which foot and ankle conditions benefit from HBO treatment? Does clinical evidence support HBO treatments?    Patients undergoing HBO therapy enter a chamber filled with 100 percent oxygen atmosphere pressurized to 2.0 to 2.5 ATA (atmospheric pressure absolute), which is equivalent to the pressure 33 to 48 feet below sea level. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment ... continue reading