This study conducted a prospective randomized double-blind study to investigate the effects of phototherapy with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on chronic diabetic wound healing.
Chronic diabetic wounds pose challenges due to underlying conditions like angiopathy and neuropathy, making conventional treatment options insufficient. The study included 60 patients who were randomly assigned to either the LED group or the control group.
The LED group received LED treatment three times a week for 8 weeks, while the control group received simulated LED light. Evaluation of wound healing using the Falanga wound bed score and wound surface area showed that the LED group had significantly faster wound bed healing compared to the control group.
These findings suggest that LED phototherapy is a promising approach for improving the healing of chronic diabetic wounds and preparing the wound bed for further treatment options.
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