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J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2008 Jan-Feb;35(1):113-5; discussion 116-7. doi: 10.1097/01.WON.0000308628.60958.d9.

Light therapy and advanced wound care for a neuropathic plantar ulcer on a Charcot foot.

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  • Christian Hospital NE, St. Louis, Missouri 63136, USA. retta@fidnet.com

Abstract

Light therapy is a relatively novel modality in wound care. I used a light-emitting diode (LED) and superluminous diode (SLD) to deliver low-intensity laser light as an adjunctive treatment to a patient with a chronic diabetic foot ulcer. Standard treatment of conservative sharp debridement, off-loading, bioburden management, and advanced dressings was delivered in a WOC clinic setting. This combination of therapies resulted in closure of the neuropathic plantar ulcer within 8 weeks.

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