Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in neglected felon


Koerpinar Ş., Boynuk B.

WOUNDS-A COMPENDIUM OF CLINICAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, vol.18, no.12, pp.352-354, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: WOUNDS-A COMPENDIUM OF CLINICAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.352-354

Abstract

A felon is an abscess in the pulp of any digit and differs from abscesses located in the other parts of the body due to the anatomic compartments of the pulp. A simple infection can become complicated if neglected, mistreated, or immunosuppressed. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used to assist wound healing for almost 40 years. The authors present a case of. a felon that was treated with a wound dressing and antibiotherapy for 6 weeks that did not heal, but healed after 6 weeks of treatment with the adjuvant HBOT.