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Effectiveness of LPG treatment in morphea.
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PMID:  15324386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The LPG technique, also known as Endermology treatment, is a noninvasive technique consisting of a tissue mobilization process in which a skin fold is created between two rollers, stretching the underlying tissue and mobilizing the fold. The LPG technique is very effective in treating scars. Because the lesions of morphea or circumscribed scleroderma are similar to atrophic scars, it seemed reasonable to treat them with a method proven helpful for scars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We treated 17 lesions of 10 patients (four males and six females) with the diagnosis of morphea ranging in age from 17 to 78 years (mean age 55 years) and investigated and documented the evolution of their lesions and changes in their quality of life. RESULTS: In all patients there was a large improvement in the clinical appearance of the lesions, the induration and the pain. Elasticity was particularly increased, not only based on clinical findings but also as documented with objective assessment. The acceptability of the treatment was good and the patients reported an improved quality of life. CONCLUSION: The LPG technique (Endermology) is an adjunctive treatment for morphea. It cannot eliminate the disease but can relieve the pain, soften the skin and improve the quality of life for these patients.
W-I Worret; B Jessberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0926-9959     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-24     Completed Date:  2005-01-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Technical University Munich, Biedersteinerstr. 29, D-80802 Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pain / pathology,  psychology,  therapy*
Pain Measurement
Physical Therapy Modalities
Quality of Life
Scleroderma, Localized / pathology,  psychology,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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