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Current status of the use of modalities in wound care: electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21200278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wound healing is a complex pathway that requires cells, an appropriate biochemical environment (i.e., cytokines, chemokines), an extracellular matrix, perfusion, and the application of both macrostrain and microstrain. The process is both biochemically complex and energy dependent. Healing can be assisted in difficult cases through the use of physical modalities. In the current literature, there is much debate over which treatment modality, dosage level, and timing is optimal. The mechanism of action for both electrical stimulation and ultrasound are reviewed along with possible clinical applications for the plastic surgeon.
William J Ennis; Claudia Lee; Malgorzata Plummer; Patricio Meneses
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  127 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1529-4242     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-04     Completed Date:  2011-02-24     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93S-102S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation Therapy*
Ultrasonic Therapy*
Wound Healing
Wounds and Injuries / therapy*
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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan;127 Suppl 1:103S-104S   [PMID:  21200279 ]

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