Perioperative peripheral nerve injury — hyperbaric oxygen therapy to the rescue

Peripheral nerve injury is an uncommon but potentially catastrophic complication of anesthesia and surgery and treatment options are limited. The authors of this study performed a review of literature, both human and animal trials, for the treatment peripheral nerve injury with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

“Overall, hyperbaric oxygen therapy was reported as beneficial in 88% (45/51) of included studies (82% of human studies and 90% of animal studies), improving nerve regeneration and/or time to recovery with no reported major adverse events” <view study>