Decreasing Pain and Increasing the Rate of Chronic Wound Closure With the Use of a Noninvasive Bioelectronic Medical Device

A Case Series

David Charles Hatch, DPM; Michael Lavor, MD


Wounds. 2021;33(5):119-126. 

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This study contributes to the literature on therapeutic modalities that can be beneficial in the healing of difficult-to-heal wounds. In the case of these 9 patients, the application of UHF-ES therapy with the aforemention study device in addition to the patients' prior care regimens contributed to pain reduction and a statistically significant improvement in the rate of wound healing per week of treatment provided. Treatments that afford multimodal relief in wound healing (eg, pain relief, increased tissue perfusion, reduction in size) are of increased importance in the wound specialist's armamentarium. The therapeutic modality reported herein deserves further scrutiny and higher-level study designs. This case series demonstrates preliminary evidence of the safety, efficacy, and ease of use of the UHF-ES study device as a viable, low-cost treatment for increasing the rate of closure for chronic wounds.