OxyFile #501

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.