Objective: Diabetes and complications related to diabetes are increasing in our country as well as all over the world. Neuropathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes and exposes the lower extremities to trauma. Therefore, thermal burns are an important cause of foot ulcers in diabetic patients. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is an adjunct treatment method used in diabetic foot ulcers.
Methods: In this study, the results of HBO therapy of twelve diabetic patients with lower extremity ulcers due to thermal burns were shared.
Results: An average of 39.1 (24-60) sessions of HBO therapy was applied to 12 patients included in the study. All patients recovered without the need for additional surgical intervention.
Conclusion: Thermal burns are common in diabetic patients due to neuropathy. The addition of HBO therapy to standard treatments in the early period, wound healing may be accelerated and surgical procedures may be reduced.