Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 6 (November 2017)

Page No.: 2471-2476

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.230


Nesrien A. Abd-Elrashid  *1, Ahmed S. Ahmed 2, Ahmed M.Kenawy 3.

*1 Physical Therapy department of surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.

2,3 Department for Surgery, Faculty of medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Nesrien A. Abd-Elrashid, Lecturer, P.T for Surgery, Depart, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University. Egypt. E-Mail: nessrien.afify@pt.cu.edu.eg


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) versus low level laser therapy (LLLT) on venous ulcer by using colony count (CC). Thirty patients with venous ulcer were participated in the present study and randomly divided into two equal groups; group A, which received pulsed electromagnetic field with their traditional medical treatment and group B, which was treated with low level laser therapy with traditional medical treatment. CC had been measured before treatment and after 6 weeks from the beginning of treatment for both groups. Results showed that there were NO significant differences in CC in LLLT group versus PEMF group.

Key words: Venous Ulcer, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field, Low Level Laser Therapy, And Colony Count.


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Cite this article: Nesrien A. Abd-Elrashid, Ahmed S. Ahmed, Ahmed M.Kenawy. EFFECTS OF PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD VERSUS LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY ON COLONY COUNT ON VENOUS ULCERATION. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(6):2471-2476. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.230