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Controlled case series evaluating the use of neuro-muscular electric stimulation device (NMES) on patients with wounds of differing aetiology in the lower limb.

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Title: Controlled case series evaluating the use of neuro-muscular electric stimulation device (NMES) on patients with wounds of differing aetiology in the lower limb.

Aim: Primary aim was to evaluate the gekoTM neuro-muscular electric stimulation (NMES) device on patients with hard to heal wounds of mixed, venous and diabetic foot aetiology.

 

Methods: Patients recruited into the controlled case series evaluation had hard to heal wounds of mixed, venous or diabetic foot aetiology without clinical features of infection documented at baseline. Arterial leg ulcers and patients fitted with a pacemaker were excluded from the evaluation. All cases were reviewed over an eight week period where standard care was provided. Objective measures including wound tracing and photographs were performed once a week.

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