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Electrical stimulation therapy for venous stasis ulcers - Buffalo, NY
Sunday, December 9, 2012


Recent studies highlighted the beneficial effects of a novel electrical stimulation waveform, the degenerate wave (DW), on skin fibroblasts and symptomatic skin scarring. However, no study to date has investigated the role of DW on acute cutaneous wounds.


Researchers from the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Research, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK looked into the role of DW on cutaneous wound healing.


The researchers (Ud-Din S and colleagues) showed that "DW increases blood flow and haemoglobin levels in acute healing wounds without affecting wound closure time and may have potential application in enhancing acute cutaneous healing".


The study was published in Exp Dermatol. 2012 Oct;21(10):758-64. doi: 10.1111/exd.12005.


At the Vein Treatment Center, we use a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of venous stasis ulcers including rheumatologists, infectious disease specialists, wound therapy experts and physical therapists, as well as phlebologists (vein specialists).


Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian welcomes patients from Ontario, Canada. Our offices are minutes away from the Peace Bridge and patients can be in and out of the office in less than 90 minutes and expect to return to work the same day in 99% of cases.  Our offices will help make arrangements for those who want to spend the night in the U.S. - but 99% of our patients drive back home to Canada immediately after leaving the office.


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or 


Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download



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