Fifteen percent of all diabetic patients will develop a diabetic leg ulcer; 6% of these will be hospitalized related to complications with these wounds.
Laser therapy for the treatment of lymphedema and diabetic foot ulcers
In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about the benefits and efficacy of photobiomodulation, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Current research supports its benefits in the treatment of post-surgical and neuropathic pain, lymph vessel regeneration, lymphatic fluid motility, prevention of tissue fibrosis, fibroblast proliferation, and neovascularization1,2,3. Though there is scientific...
The role of the Physical Therapist as a member of the Wound Care Management Team
The growing prevalence and incidence of acute and chronic wounds in the United States is a major concern for the healthcare system. One wound alone can cost the system up to $28 billion. Therefore, patients with wounds must be managed by the best clinicians to achieve the best possible outcomes. Wound management should involve an...