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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

SILVA, Eliane de Fátima Henrique da; MARTINS, Carla Campos; GUIRRO, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira  and  GUIRRO, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus. High voltage electrical stimulation as an alternative treatment for chronic ulcers of the lower limbs. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.4, pp. 567-569. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000400025.

High voltage electrical stimulation has been recommended as a means of accelerating the wound healing process. The effects of high voltage electrical stimulation were evaluated in the treatment of three volunteers with chronic ulcers of the lower limbs. After fifteen weeks of treatment, a reduction was found in the area of all the ulcers, suggesting that high voltage electric stimulation is an effective therapeutic option for chronic ulcers.

Keywords : Wound healing; Electrical stimulation; Physiotherapeutic modalities.

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