CLINICAL APPLICATION OF ELECTROTHERAPY FOR ACCELERATING WOUND HEALING.

Patrick J. Carley, Stanley Wainapel

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Abstract

A small, portable low intensity direct current (LIDC) stimulator was specially constructed and utilized in a study of the LIDC effects on wound healing rates of thirty inpatients with indolent ulcers at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Comparison revealed 1. 5 to 2. 5 times faster healing in those receiving LIDC. In addition, there was significantly less debridement, no wound infections and more resilient healed scars. LIDC appears to be a convenient, reproducible and efficacious method for improved healing of chronic open wounds and warrants more widespread application for the clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages114-116
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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