Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on tense repair of the peripheral nerves


Oroglu B. , TURKER T. , Aktas S. , Olgac V. , ALP M.

UNDERSEA AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE, vol.38, no.5, pp.367-373, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : UNDERSEA AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.367-373

Abstract

Background: After a peripheral nerve cut, tense repair of a nerve compromises circulation of the nerve at the injury site, making the site hypoxic. Hyperbaric oxygen might increase tissue oxygenation and therefore diminish the effects of injury. We investigated whether hyperbaric oxygen treatment affects peripheral nerve healing when repaired nerves are under tension.