The events that lead to tissue repair are very complex. Because our understanding of these processes is increasing in scope, the use of nontraditional treatment therapies should be considered. Evidence is reported in the literature that both electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapies may be beneficial in certain circumstances to heal various wound types. Owing to clinicians' unfamiliarity with the current research and general understanding of such therapies, many patients receive only traditional treatment and remain unexposed to the potential benefits of the nontraditional. With continued research to better define optimal treatment parameters, improved wound healing will result.
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