Electrical stimulation to heal diabetic foot ulcers

E. J.G. Peters*, J. Bosma, D. G. Armstrong, L. A. Lavery

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Abstract

The effectiveness of electrical stimulation as an adjunct to diabetic wound care is evaluated. The study is designed as a twelve-week, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial consisting of two groups of diabetic patients with neuropathic foot ulcers. The acquired data suggest that electrical stimulation of the diabetic foot, when combined with appropriate off-loading, wound-care and compliance would result in a higher prevalence of would healing and would likely contribute to the earlier return to functional activity and increased patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: 6 Feb 19988 Feb 1998

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA
Period06/02/199808/02/1998

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Peters, E. J. G., Bosma, J., Armstrong, D. G., & Lavery, L. A. (1998). Electrical stimulation to heal diabetic foot ulcers. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, .