Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the diabetic foot

RL Williams
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an adjunctive wound-healing modality receiving increasing use for problem wounds, particularly diabetic foot wounds. Nevertheless, few clinicians understand the physiologic basis for this modality; how patients are selected, or the expected results. The author reviews the development of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, selection of patients, and clinical studies of this modality for diabetic patients with foot wounds.