Healing ulcers with oxygen treatment

Every year in Australia, about 10,000 people are hospitalised for diabetes-related foot ulcers and about 1000 die as a result of lower limb ulceration. 1

Therefore, finding new therapies to complement existing treatments such as debridement, wound dressing and pressure off-loading could help to avoid more amputations.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) is one technology that holds promise.

Dr Glen Hawkins, medical director in the department of medicine