Electromagnetic therapy for treating venous leg ulcers

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Leg ulceration is a common, chronic, recurring condition. The estimated prevalence of leg ulcers in the UK population is 1.5 to 3 per 1000. Venous ulcers (also called stasis or varicose ulcers) comprise 80% to 85% of all leg ulcers. Electromagnetic therapy (EMT) is sometimes used as a treatment to assist the healing of chronic wounds such as venous leg ulcers.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD002933
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Humans
  • Magnetic Field Therapy
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Varicose Ulcer
  • Wound Healing

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