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Martorell’s Ulcer Successfully Treated by Wireless Microcurrent Stimulation Technology

Wirsing, Peter G., MD; Konstantakaki, Maria; Poulas, Konstantinos A., PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000550590.31545.67
FEATURES: CASE REPORT

ABSTRACT Martorell’s ulcers are hard-to-heal leg ulcers typically accompanied by a significant elevation of blood pressure and severe pain. This case study examines the use of an innovative technology, wireless microcurrent stimulation, for the healing of a Martorell’s ulcer. Using wireless microcurrent stimulation, study authors managed to reduce the size of a large Martorell’s ulcer by 90% within 8 weeks. In this article, the case of a 65-year-old woman is discussed in detail, and this new, contactless method is compared with traditional ulcer healing methods.

Peter G. Wirsing, MD, is Head of the Wound Center, Ostalb-Klinikum Aalen, Germany. Maria Konstantakaki is a researcher and Konstantinos A. Poulas, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Greece. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted March 31, 2018; accepted in revised form June 22, 2018.

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