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CASE REPORT
Stage III Kienböck’s disease treated with hyperbaric oxygen: the role of an unusual approach to a rare condition
  1. Paulo Jorge Figueira1,2,
  2. Diogo Alpuim Costa3,4,
  3. Nunzio Barbagallo5,
  4. Francisco Gamito Guerreiro4,6
  1. 1Orthopaedic Department, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Hospital Curry Cabral, Lisbon, Portugal
  2. 2Centro de Medicina Naval, Marinha Portuguesa, Almada, Portugal
  3. 3Haematology and Oncology Department, Instituto CUF de Oncologia (I.C.O.), Lisbon, Portugal
  4. 4Centro de Medicina Subaquática e Hiperbárica, Marinha Portuguesa, Marinha Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal
  5. 5Physics and Astronomy Department, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  6. 6Centro de Investigação Naval (CINAV), Marinha Portuguesa, Almada, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Diogo Alpuim Costa, diogo.costa{at}jmellosaude.pt

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  • Contributors PJF, DAC, NB and FGG: planning, conduct and reporting of the work described in the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests Coauthor NB is the father of the minor patient represented in the clinical case. He is a researcher in the area of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Bologna who encouraged and collaborated in all points concerning the accomplishment of the following article. The father and the patient signed the informed consent.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors PJF, DAC, NB and FGG: planning, conduct and reporting of the work described in the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests Coauthor NB is the father of the minor patient represented in the clinical case. He is a researcher in the area of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Bologna who encouraged and collaborated in all points concerning the accomplishment of the following article. The father and the patient signed the informed consent.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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