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J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2007 Dec;15(3):361-4.

Anodyne therapy for recalcitrant diabetic foot ulcers: a report of four cases.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.


Four patients with diabetic foot ulcers that failed to heal after one month of treatment underwent anodyne therapy. Each therapy session lasted half an hour and was conducted 3 times a week for patients at home or daily for patients in hospital, for one to 2 months. The wound sizes and depths were graded according to the Wagner classification. Pictures were taken to evaluate the effects of anodyne therapy. All 4 patients had good healing of their foot ulcers. Anodyne therapy augments the effects of conservative treatment. Proper wound care and appropriate antibiotic coverage remain the basis of treatment.

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