Ultrasound-based Techniques as Alternative Treatments for Chronic Wounds: A Comprehensive Review of Clinical Applications

  • Saad Ahmed Alkahtani, Pramod S Kunwar, Mostafa Jalilifar, Samaneh Rashidi, Ali Yadollahpour
  • Cureus, December 2017, Cureus, Inc.
  • DOI: 10.7759/cureus.1952

Ultrasound-based Techniques as Alternative Treatments for Chronic Wounds

What is it about?

This paper aims to comprehensively review the recent advances in US techniques for chronic wound treatment, their therapeutic efficacies, and clinical considerations and challenges. reach an exact dose-response for each wound type.

Why is it important?

Ultrasound (US) waves have been recently developed for the treatment of different chronic wounds with promising therapeutic outcomes. However, the clinical efficacy of these techniques is still not fully understood and standard guidelines on dose ranges and possible side effects should be determined.

Perspectives

Prof Ali Yadollahpour
Ahvaz Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences

The main limitation on developing clinical standard protocols of US for treatment of wounds is the lack of definite dose-response for each wound. However, spatial average temporal average is the main factor in this regard. Low-frequency US waves can accelerate the healing speed of open wounds as well as deep-tissue injuries. In addition, US waves show promising therapeutic efficacy for chronic wounds. To develop clinical US protocol for each wound type, further in vitro and in vivo preclinical and clinical trials are needed.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.1952

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