A review of ozone therapy for diabetic foot ulcers.

A review of ozone therapy for diabetic foot ulcers.


Med Gas Res. 2018 Jul-Sep;8(3):111-115. Epub 2018 Sep 25. PMID: 30319766

Abstract Title: 

Ozone therapy for diabetic foot.


Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a burden to the diabetic community. With increasing medical bills, to unsuccessful treatment, those suffering from DFUs can use alternative therapeutics. First seen in the mid-1800s, ozone (O) is thought to be unstable, due to inherent molecular nature. With the help of pharmaceutical science, various Otreatments have flourished in the medical community to help those suffering from DFUs. Promising results are seen through numerous studies. Usually, a mixture of both Oand Ois seen in pressurized machines as administered to the foot ulcer. Foot ulcers, specifically DFUs, need to be assessed, cleaned, and treated as fast as possible for the fastest results. Results such as amputation can be seen if the foot is not attended to as soon as possible. With fast growing clinical trials in Otherapy and quick administration of the O, Otherapy may be on the rise to be at the forefront of treating DFUs. Compelling evidence is seen in clinical trials, but more must be done to fully understand the role of Oin DFUs.

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