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    Muscle Cell Function and the Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen TherapyOpen Access

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    There are different processes via which a muscle cell can utilize oxygen to make energy that will sustain activity. The type of activity and duration of activity will determine what energy system is used to sustain the activity being done. Aerobic metabolism uses oxygen to sustain the energy demand. Oxygen is obtained from the air we breathe, and then transported to the cells though the myoglobin. Although ambient air only contains 21% oxygen, it is enough to sustain life and energy needs. But what if the muscle cell could instead receive 100% oxygen? The delivery method would be via hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) which supplies oxygen at 100% concentration under a minimum of 1 atmospheric pressure. Atmospheric pressure will affect the outcomes of consuming 100% oxygen. Research supports positive findings on oxygen therapy under pressure and muscle cell recovery but much research still needs to be investigated. One research study revealed detrimental effects of 100% oxygen breathed in consistently for days resulting in comorbidities that did not exist prior to experiment. HBO can pose some risks but if it is applied in a controlled manner, HBO can be a safe option to enhance cellular recovery and cell function.


    Oxygen; Hyperbaric oxygen therapy; Muscle recovery; Muscle cells; Pure oxygen.

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Orthopedics Research and Traumatology – Open Journal (ORTOJ) is an online open access portal encompassing all aspects related to orthopedics and traumatology.

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that deals with the correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, and injuries of the skeleton as well as associated structures (ligaments, muscles, and tendons) of the human body.

Traumatology is often considered to be a subset of orthopedic surgery. It deals with individuals who have experienced or have been exposed to highly traumatic events in their lives and helps them on the road to recovery.
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