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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
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