Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Plastic Surgery practice: case series and literature overview

HBOT at pressures more than atmospheric. Several approved applicationsand indications exist for HBOT in the literature. Non-healingwounds, such as diabetic and vascular insufficiency ulcers, haveHBOT is also indicated for acute soft tissue infections like clostridial myone crosis, necrotising soft tissue infections, as also for traumatic wounds, crush injury, compartment syndrome, and compromised skin grafts and flaps. Another major area of application of HBOTis radiation-induced wounds. With increasing availability of cham bers and studies proving the benefits of use, HBOT should be con sidered as an essential part of the overall management strategy for plastic surgeons.

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