Use of HBO in non-diabetic problem wounds
HBO is well established in the treatment of problem wounds in diabetics but only a relatively small amount of work has been done in the HBO treatment of non-diabetic wounds.
Anecdotal and investigative work has shown the hypoxia associated with, for example, non healing venous ulcers can be treated equally well with HBO. It remains to extend the study to other non-diabetic problem wounds.
This should be a major study with far-reaching consequences. A trial of at least 100 patients over a range of non-healing problem wounds is required.