Closure of non-healing chronic ulcer in Klippel–Trenaunay syndrome using low-level laser therapy

Dixit, Snehil and Maiya, Arun G and Umakanth, Shashikiran and Shastry, Barkur A (2012) Closure of non-healing chronic ulcer in Klippel–Trenaunay syndrome using low-level laser therapy. BMJ Case Reports . pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

A 69-year-old man diagnosed with Klippel–Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) reported to the physiotherapy outpatient clinic with the complaint of a non-healing ulcer over the right medial malleolus, for a 6-month duration, that was non-granulating and had moderate pus discharge with foul odour at initial assessment. There was a decrease in scores of the Pressure Ulcer Scale of Healing, a significant increase in granulation tissue, a decrease in the amount of discharge and foul odour along with complete closure of the chronic wound after irradiation with a light-emitting diode (LED). This is a novel case study analysing the possible effect of a helium–neon laser and LEDs on non-healing chronic ulcers associated with KTS, where the complete closure of the chronic ulcer that was initially not responsive to standard medical care was observed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 04:44
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 04:44
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76810

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