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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. dosnathe@nus.edu.sg

Abstract

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.

PMID:
18162687
DOI:
10.1177/230949900701500324
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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