Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in neglected felon


Koerpinar Ş. , Boynuk B.

WOUNDS-A COMPENDIUM OF CLINICAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, cilt.18, sa.12, ss.352-354, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: WOUNDS-A COMPENDIUM OF CLINICAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.352-354

Özet

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.