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[Optimization of the treatment of patients with osteoarthrosis using hyperbaric gaseous cryotherapy].

[Article in Russian]


The authors report the results of combined rehabilitative treatment of patients presenting with gonarthrosis and coxarthrosis by means of hyperbaric cryotherapy using carbon dioxide at -78 degrees C. Estimation of the data obtained based on the internationally accepted Lequesne, WOMA, and Likert indices made it possible to objectively evaluate the clinical efficiency of this technology. Moreover, the approach employed permitted to elucidate various aspects of the mechanism of action of the physical factor, identify predictors of the possible outcome of hyperbaric gaseous cryotherapy, and improve by 33% the efficacy of rehabilitative treatment of patients with arthrosis affecting the large joints.

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