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Case Study 3

 

Attempts to treat extensive ulcerations of legs due to small vessel disease

58 year- old woman with multiple failed graft attempts to treat extensive ulcerations of legs due to small vessel disease. The patient had a very poor response to aggressive medical and surgical approaches. The clinical improvement with 20 hyperbaric oxygen sessions @ 2.0 ATA for 90 minutes each, was dramatic. She had decreased swelling (edema), no pain or bleeding and was able to wear shoes and resume activities of daily living such as shopping. After 40 sessions the wounds were completely healed and the overall functional skills of the patient improved significantly.