Study suggests vibrations may help heal diabetic foot wounds

04/1/2014 | (India)

A study using mice found that wounds treated with low-intensity vibrations healed more quickly than a control group, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and New York’s Stony Brook University. The treatment may potentially aid patients with chronic diabetic foot wounds. Vibrations seemed to help in several ways: formation of more granulation tissue, improved formation of new blood vessels and stimulation of signaling molecules known as chemokines. The study appeared in the journal PLOS One.

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