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HBO in Orthopedic Disorders

  • F. Malerba
  • G. Oriani
  • A. Farnetti
  • G. Bouachour
  • P. Cronier

Abstract

Every trauma determines a state of local hypoxia that follows tissular ischaemia, because of anatomical vascular lesions or functional obstacles, which interfere with cellular metabolic processes. In soft tissues the post-traumatic interruption of the perfusion and oxygenation provokes mortification and necrosis. In the bones, the damage in the blood supply, which we can observe after a fracture, provokes an ischaemic-hypoxic state that interferes with the repairing processes that originate in the post-fracture haematoma and are completed only in normal oxygen conditions, causing a delay in the formation of the bone callus and, consequently, in the consolidation of the fractures.

Keywords

Compartment Syndrome Open Fracture Hyperbaric Oxygen Crush Injury Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Malerba
    • 1
  • G. Oriani
    • 2
  • A. Farnetti
    • 1
  • G. Bouachour
    • 3
  • P. Cronier
    • 4
  1. 1.II Orthopaedic and Traumatologic DivisionGaleazzi Orthopaedic InstituteMilanItaly
  2. 2.Anaesthesia, Intensive and Hyperbaric Care DepartmentGaleazzi Orthopaedic InstituteMilanItaly
  3. 3.Service de Réanimation Médicale, Unité de Médecine HyperbareCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAngers Cedex 01France
  4. 4.Service de chirurgie Reconstructrice et TraumatologiqueCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAngers Cedex 01France

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