hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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A therapeutic procedure used to accelerate healing and enhance recovery from soft tissue injuries. Patients inspire pure oxygen, while their whole bodies are subjected to a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure at sea level. The procedure has been used to treat leg injuries of professional footballers. Although its effectiveness has not been fully evaluated, hyperbaric oxygen therapy appears to accelerate recovery, especially if treatment is given within 8 h of the injury being sustained.

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