Electrical stimulation and wound healing

D. S. Weiss, Robert Kirsner, W. H. Eaglestein

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Abstract

Living tissues possess direct current surface electropotentials that regulate, at least in part, the healing process. Following tissue damage, a current of injury is generated that is thought to trigger biological repair. In addition, exogenous electrical stimuli have been shown to enhance the healing of wounds in both human subjects and animal models. Intractable ulcers have demonstrated accelerated healing and skin wounds have resurfaced faster and with better tensile properties following exposure to electrical currents. This article examines the bioelectric properties of living systems and reviews the existing literature on electrical stimulation and wound healing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-225
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume126
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 5 1990

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Wound Healing
Electric Stimulation
Ulcer
Animal Models
Skin
Wounds and Injuries

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Electrical stimulation and wound healing. / Weiss, D. S.; Kirsner, Robert; Eaglestein, W. H.

In: Archives of Dermatology, Vol. 126, No. 2, 05.03.1990, p. 222-225.

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Weiss, D. S. ; Kirsner, Robert ; Eaglestein, W. H. / Electrical stimulation and wound healing. In: Archives of Dermatology. 1990 ; Vol. 126, No. 2. pp. 222-225.
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