OxyFile #453


Ozone Therapy in Obliterating Arterial Diseases of Lower 
Extremities

V. Bolgov, I. Sultanova.

Nizhni Novgorod, Russia.

The work presents the results of ozone treatment of patients with 
obliterating vessels of lower extremities. 40 patients with 
obliterating atherosclerosis of lower extremities underwent ozone 
therapy course. They were 38 male patients (age range 54-81) and 2 
female patients of 60 and 73 years old. 28 patients had II-grade 
chronic arterial insufficiency, 12 patients had III-grade chronic 
arterial insufficiency. Obliteration was located in bilateral 
aorto-iliac segments (5), aorto-iliac segments with unilateral 
iliofemoral segments (5), bilateral iliofemoral segments (10), 
iliofemoral segments with unilateral tibial ones (12), femoral-
popliteal segments with bilateral tibial ones (4), bilateral 
tibial segments (2), femoral-popliteal segment with bilateral 
tibial ones plus initial gangrene of toes (2). The patients 
received 8-12 procedures of intravenous infusions of ozonated 
saline (200 ml), minor autohemotherapy and stimulation of 
biologically active point when necessary. Highly effective was the 
procedure of external ozonation of lower extremities done in 
polyethylene sacs under increased pressure. Positive result was 
received in 93.8% of cases, 6.2% had no effect. The improvement 
could be seen in 3-5 procedures; the decrease of pain intensity in 
musculus gastrocnemius on walking, control of trophic changes, 
improvement of peripheral blood flow, increase of tolerance to 
physical exertion. The best results were achieved in patients with 
II-grade chronic arterial insufficiency, 2 patients had regression 
of initial gangrene of toes. Parenteral infusion of ozonated 
saline in combination with minor autohemotherapy, stimulation of 
bio-active point and external ozonation was shown to restore 
peripheral circulation and microcirculation. The experience of 
treating obliterating vessels of lower extremities with ozone 
proved its high efficiency.


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