CW Chau JeffreyPamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
Title: A case report: Treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcer with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Diabetes mellitus affects around 10% of the whole population and unhealed diabetic foot ulcer is one of the most debilitating and economically burdensome conditions. This condition is commonly seen by different specialists including physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and vascular surgeons. We present a case of unhealed diabetic foot ulcer which has been treated in our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) centre. We also review the literature with respect to management strategy and rationale of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulcers.
CW Chau Jeffrey has been specialist in emergency medicine in Hong Kong since 2010. Since then he has further extended his expertise in Hyperbaric Medicine. He is in charge in establishment of the first hospital based Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) centre in Hong Kong and is currently in charge of academic development of HBOT in Hong Kong.