Professional Article: Effect of Electrical Stimulation & Compression Therapy on Varicose Ulcers, DVT with Perforator incompetence. By Dr. Vibhor Goel (PT)

Wound care Physical Therapy is highly specialized branch in USA and other developed countries. Among health professionals like vascular surgeon, medical doctors, general surgeon, and wound care nurses, wound care physical therapist are frontline experts of wound management in many health care facilities. Physical Therapist treats and rehabilitates necrotic wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, varicose ulcers, venous or arterial ulcers, and edematous wounds. A detailed evaluation and treatment plan is developed by them. It includes measurement and documents the wound characteristics, cleaning of wound, debridement of dead tissues, selection of dressing types (like alginate, transparent film, foam. hydrogel, gauze, semirigid etc), and application of compression techniques are used. They treat wounds with Physical Therapy manoeuvres like electrical stimulation programming, pulsed lavage, ultrasound mist therapeutic approach, negative pressure vaccum therapy, whirlpool, and compression therapy.

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