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Ozone Therapy in the Treatment of Bone Infections

J.C. Escarpanter.

"Comandante Pinares" General Hospital, San Cristobal, Cuba.

It was done an investigation about the therapeutic effects of ozone therapy in the treatment of bone and articular infections, in patients suffering of these lesions, admitted to the Service of Orthopedic and Traumatology of the General Teaching Hospital " Comandante Pinares", San Cristobal, Pinar del Río. General treatment was performed using ozone rectal application and local ozone treatment and ozonized oil (OLEOZON). Ozone therapy directly into the septic bone was applied as a unique treatment or combined with antibioticotherapy, surgery of lesions, etc. Good results were obtained in a great percent of patients, but an outstanding improvement was seen in patients treated with ozone as the only therapeutic method. It was well accepted by patients and no side effects were observed. It was concluded recommending its application in the treatment of chronic infections of the osteomioarticular system.

Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.



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