Abstract Title:

Hyperbaric oxygen and the reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome: a case report.

Abstract Source:

Undersea Hyperb Med. 1995 Dec ;22(4):407-8. PMID: 8574129

Abstract Author(s):

G Peach

Article Affiliation:

G Peach


A patient suffering from acute smoke inhalation also had a long medical history that included reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome of the left foot and ankle. The entire foot and ankle were tender and cool to palpation; range of motion was severely reduced. She was referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and 15 min into the the first treatment (46 min at 60 fsw) she reported a lessening of the pain in her foot; moreover, the foot was less cyanotic and warmer to the touch. Subsequent treatments continued to improve her conditions and for longer periods of time.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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