Hyperbaric oxygen therapy mitigates the adverse effect of cigarette smoking on the bone healing of tibial lengthening: an experimental study on rabbits.

@article{Ueng1999HyperbaricOT,
  title={Hyperbaric oxygen therapy mitigates the adverse effect of cigarette smoking on the bone healing of tibial lengthening: an experimental study on rabbits.},
  author={Steve Wen-Neng Ueng and Stanley Lee and Sheldon S. Lin and Chang Rong Wang and Stephen J Liu and Ching Lung Tai and C. H. Shih},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={752-9}
}
OBJECT We investigated whether -intermittent hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy can mitigate the adverse effects of cigarette smoking on the bone healing of tibial lengthening by using a previously validated rabbit model. METHODS Eighteen male rabbits were randomly divided into three groups of six animals each. Group 1 (smoking plus HBO) went through intermittent cigarette smoke inhalation and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, group 2 (control) did not go through intermittent cigarette smoke inhalation… CONTINUE READING

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