tcpO2 is the only method to measure the local oxygen released from the capillaries through the skin, reflecting the metabolic state of the lower limb. It is particularly useful for wound healing prediction, amputation level determination and qualification for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Transcutaneous oximetry is also recommended as a means to quantify the severity of ischemia and to stratify the prognosis in CLTI patients as well as being useful to diagnose PAD in patients with calcified arteries and loss of toes.
- tcpO2 is the only method that provides information about the body’s ability to deliver oxygen to the tissue.
- No spontaneous wound healing will occur without oxygen reaching the wound area.
- Important tool in patients with diabetes where calcified vessels or missing toes make other methods impossible.
Objective measurement to support the clinical decision of correct level of amputation, to improve patient quality of life and to avoid costly reamputations.