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Healing Chronic Wounds Faster with Electrical Stimulation

Posted by ACP on Aug 17, 2018 4:46:14 PM

According to CMS, 15% of all Medicare beneficiaries experience chronic nonhealing wounds at an annual cost of nearly $32 billion. Normal wound healing involves the inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling phases. When wound healing fails to progress properly and persists for longer than one month, it may be described as a chronic wound. Patients with chronic wounds often have multiple comorbidities which may hinder healing. Electrical stimulation is a biophysical agent known to assist in the progression of wound healing.

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Topics: Clinical Tip, Wound Management

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