Benefits

Therapeutic ultrasound has been proposed as a potential adjunct for therapy of venous ulcers. A Cochrane collaborative review has evaluated the role of ultrasound in venous ulcers.42 Seven studies were included in the review, none of which demonstrated a significant difference in healing rates, although some studies did show a trend towards a benefit of ultrasound. Because of study heterogeneity - including population, duration of follow up, and ultrasound therapy - the results were not pooled by the Cochrane group.

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