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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in acute fracture management
  1. John Butler, A&E/ITU Consultant,
  2. Bernard Foex, A&E/ITU Consultant
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

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    Report by John Butler, A&E/ITU ConsultantChecked by Bernard Foex, A&E/ITU ConsultantManchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK


    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is advantageous in fracture healing. A total of 26 citations were found of which one answered the three part question. The clinical bottom line is that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for fracture healing.

    Three part question

    [In patients with acute fractures of the metatarsals] …

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