Decubitus ulcers is a disease which clinicians frequently have to treat. Measures, such as medical and surgical treatment, nursing and rehabilitation have been established to some extent to treat this problem. However, no clear cut consensus is available at present for the treatment of decubitus ulcers.
We added hyperbaric oxygen therapy to the above treatments and obtained good results.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is said to be useful for treatment of central and distal circulatory disturbances as well as that of gas poisoning and decompression disease, and was also sufficiently effective for treating decubitus ulcers, an ischemic disease. We feel that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is to be stressed more in the treatment guidelines for decubitus disease.