Electrical Stimulation in Wound Care

Electrical Stimulation when referred to wound care ” is defined as the application of an electrical current through electrodes placed either within the wound itself or on the periwound skin”. Studies have shown that some of the benefits of using electrical stimulation  are:

“Increased wound angiogenesis and tissue oxygenation along with Increased fibroblast production and cell migration
Increased autolysis.
Decreased wound-related pain.
Increased cutaneous blood flow.
Enhanced foot and calf pump action and increased venous return.
Decreased bacterial burden.”

The enclosed article published by Wounds International Discusses this interesting topic in detail.Electrical Stimulation PDF

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