Last updated on February 2018

Low-level Laser Therapy Versus High Frequency on Pressure Ulcers Treatment


Brief description of study

Patients admitted in the Emergency Service that have pressure ulcers will be selected by eligibility criteria and randomized into three groups according to the adopted therapy: wound dressing (CG); wound dressing + high-frequency generator group (GAF); and wound dressing + low-level laser therapy group (GLBP).

Detailed Study Description

Wound dressing is considered the standard treatment for pressure ulcers, however, despite its proven efficacy, it's a long-term healing process. Among Physiotherapy resources available for pressure ulcers treatment, the most used are low-level laser therapy and high-frequency generator. Even though the individual effects of both are evidenced on literature, there are no randomized clinical trials evidencing the effects of low-level laser therapy and high-frequency generator in comparison to wound dressing on pressure ulcers treatment.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02296697

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