Wireless micro current stimulation--an innovative electrical stimulation method for the treatment of patients with leg and diabetic foot ulcers

Int Wound J. 2015 Dec;12(6):693-8. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12204. Epub 2013 Dec 30.


Clinical experience with a new electrical stimulation (ES) technique, the wireless micro current stimulation (WMCS), for the treatment of chronic wounds is described. WMCS transfers the current to any surface wound from a distance, by using oxygen's and nitrogen's ability to exchange electrons. We studied 47 patients with hard-to-heal wounds. Patients with venous, arterial and mixed leg ulcers were predominant; other aetiologies such as diabetic foot lesions, pressure ulcers, vasculitis and pyoderma were also included. WMCS treatment protocol specified treatment twice or thrice per week, for 45-60 minutes per session, with 1·5 μA current intensity. Standard wound care was applied to all patients, including compression bandages, if necessary. Clear progress of wound healing, even after 2 weeks, was observed in all cases. The mean reduction of the wound surface after WMCS treatment was 95% in 8 weeks. Complete healing was achieved within 3 months for the majority of the cases. No clinical side effects were observed. WMCS technology significantly accelerated wound healing for patients with hard-to-heal wounds of different aetiologies. This new therapy offers multiple advantages compared with the previous methods of ES, as it is contactless, free of pain and very easy to use.

Keywords: Chronic wounds; Diabetic foot; Electrical stimulation; Leg ulcer; Wireless micro current stimulation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cohort Studies
  • Diabetic Foot / pathology
  • Diabetic Foot / therapy*
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wireless Technology*