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J Foot Ankle Surg. 1997 Nov-Dec;36(6):457-61.

Electrical stimulation in wound healing.

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Department of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA.


The authors present a review of the current literature regarding electrical stimulation with special focus on the merits of its uses in wound healing. Literature from a basic science, animal studies and clinical investigations are reviewed. The literature seems to suggest that electrical stimulation can effect wound healing, but the method of delivery remains uncertain.

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