2011 Hyperbaric Oxygen Effects on Sports Injuries Open Access
The application of HBO for the treatment of sports injuries has recently been suggested in the scientific literature as a modality of therapy either as a primary or an adjunct treatment. Although results have proven to be promising in terms of using HBO as a treatment modality in sports-related injuries, these studies have been limited due to the small sample size, lack of blinding and randomization problems. HBO seems to be promising in the recovery of injuries for high-performance athletes; however, there is a need for larger samples, randomized, controlled, double-blinded clinical trials combined with studies using animal models so that its effects and mechanisms can be identified to confirm that it is a safe and effective therapy for the treatment of sports injuries.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Effects on Sports Injuries
Pedro Barata; Mariana Cervaens; Rita Resende; Ă“scar Camacho; Frankim Marques
Ther Adv Musculoskel Dis. 2011;3(2):111-121 (full text)
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Barata et al
Institution: Ther Adv Musculoskel Dis.
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