NOAM A. CALDERON, M.D.
Head, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
BNAI ZION MEICAL CENTER
47 Golomb Str., HAIFA 31048, ISRAEL
TOPICAL TREATMENT OF LONG-ENDURING LEG ULCERS WITH OZONE AND OXYGEN : OUR EXPERIENCE DURING THE PAST 3.5 YEARS.
Noam A. Calderon ,Teddy Kaufman.
Purpose: To critically assess our experience and results employing the modality of treatment with topical Ozone and Oxygen to long-enduring ulcers of the lower leg.
Material& Methods: 81 patients were included having leg ulcers for a mean duration of 8.5 months,suffering of diabetes mellitus;venous or arterial insufficiency or,a combination of the above. 18 patients were previously candidates for amputation of the limb in another institution. Local treatment consisted of conventional topical wound care with adjuvant treatment of Ozone and Oxygen delivered topically unto the wounds 3 times/week – employing a newly designed microclimate chamber.Healing was assessed by serial digital photography and computerized plannimetry,while bacteriology –by quantitative bacterial counts of the affected wounds.