Venous leg ulcer healing with electric stimulation therapy: a pilot randomised controlled trial.
C Miller, W McGuiness, S Wilson, K Cooper, T Swanson, D Rooney, N Piller, M Woodward
Journal of Wound Care | Published : 2017
OBJECTIVE: Compression therapy is a gold standard treatment to promote venous leg ulcer (VLU) healing. Concordance with compression therapy is, however, often sub-optimal. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of electric stimulation therapy (EST) to facilitate healing of VLUs among people who do not use moderate-to-high levels of compression (>25 mmHg). METHOD: A pilot multicentre, single-blinded randomised controlled trial was conducted. Participants were randomised (2:1) to the intervention group or a control group where EST or a sham device was used 4 times daily for 20 minutes per session. Participants were monitored fortnightly for eight weeks. The primary outcome mea..View full abstract