Jarosław Pasek*,Dariusz Majda,Grzegorz Cieślar ,Aleksander Sieroń
Contemporary procedures concerning wound treatment should comprise not only pharmacological treatment, surgical procedures, or special dressings, but also physical medicine procedures. The complex manner of proceeding in many cases reduces treatment time, patients’ suffering, as well as the incidence of complications; it also cuts down the risk of repeated hospitalizations. The paper presents therapeutic effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of a wound that was hard to heal, after surgical procedure of syndactyly of 2nd/3rd toe in the left foot, in a three-year-old patient. After two months, complete healing of the wound was achieved, with reduction of inflammatory reaction and skin hyperaemia. The results obtained indicate that treatment applying hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a useful adjuvant method the treatment of patients with wounds that are hard to heal, after surgical procedures.