The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the care of the diabetic patient with nonhealing ulcers, refractory osteomyelitis, or both of the lower extremity can be a valuable adjunct in their overall treatment. Adequate tissue oxygenation to promote wound healing and stimulate cellular defenses can be achieved in a hyperbaric environment. Several clinical studies have supported its use in select patients.
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