E- ISSN: 2822-4051
Journal of Tepecik Education and Research Hospital
The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy the Following Amputation in Patients with Diabetes [Tepecik Eğit Hast Derg]
Tepecik Eğit Hast Derg. 2022; 32(1): 73-78 | DOI: 10.4274/terh.galenos.2021.64507

The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy the Following Amputation in Patients with Diabetes

Figen Aydın1, Mustafa İncesu2, Elif Ebru Özer1, Ahmet Kaya2
1University of Health Sciences Turkey, İzmir Bozyaka Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
2University of Health Sciences Turkey, İzmir Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İzmir, Turkey

Objective: Foot ulcers are a frequently seen complication in patients with diabetes, which progress with a long period of hospitalization, a high risk of amputation and amputation stump problems. However, there are very few studies in literature on this subject. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an adjuvant treatment method used in cases of diabetic foot ulcers and when wound healing is delayed.
Methods: The aim of this retrospective study was to present and discuss the results of 35 cases that underwent minor amputation because of diabetic foot ulcers and applied HBOT for delayed stump healing.
Results: The patients presented for HBOT at mean 33.1±42.55 days (range, 1-210 days) after amputation. Mean 29.77 (range, 5-45) sessions of HBOT were applied. Clinical healing was obtained without further amputation in 29 (82.86%) cases, further amputation was required in 4 (11.43%) cases and 2 (5.71%) patients terminated the therapy on their own request.
Conclusion: HBOT should be included within a multidisciplinary approach to be able to prevent healing problems following amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers.

Keywords: Diabetic foot ulcer, amputation, stump healing, hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Figen Aydın, Mustafa İncesu, Elif Ebru Özer, Ahmet Kaya. The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy the Following Amputation in Patients with Diabetes. Tepecik Eğit Hast Derg. 2022; 32(1): 73-78

Corresponding Author: Figen Aydın, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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