Effect of low-intensity direct current on the healing of chronic wounds: a literature review

J Wound Care. 2008 Jul;17(7):292-6. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2008.17.7.30520.


Few studies have assessed the effectiveness of electrical stimulation on chronic wounds. Nevertheless, the evidence suggests it is a potentially useful, accessible and cheap therapy, which might play a valuable role in everyday practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Debridement
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / instrumentation
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / nursing
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection
  • Research Design
  • Skin Care
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wound Healing*
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*