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Chapter 3: The Role of Therapeutic Modalities in Wound Healing

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Stimulation of endothelial cell function and angiogenesis will promote healing by improving tissue oxygen perfusion.

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a. True

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b. False

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b. False

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Rinsing the limb after hydrotherapy tank use will help to reduce bacterial colonization on the surface of wounds.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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Which of the following modalities have been shown to be most likely to kill bacteria when applied to in vitro cultures of bacteria that are commonly found in chronic wounds?

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a. pneumatic compression

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b. laser

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c. noncontact, nonthermal ultrasound (MIST)

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d. hydrotherapy

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e. UVC

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a. pneumatic compression

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Which of the following modalities help to heal wounds by removing foreign or devitalized tissues (debridement)?

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a. electrical stimulation

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b. laser

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c. noncontact, nonthermal ultrasound (MIST)

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d. hydrotherapy

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e. UVC

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c. noncontact, nonthermal ultrasound (MIST)

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The highest level of research evidence is available for which of the following modalities to treat pressure ulcers in people with SCI?

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a. negative pressure therapy

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b. hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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c. therapeutic ultrasound

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d. electrical stimulation

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e. laser therapy

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d. electrical stimulation

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Which physiological response requires the strongest electrical stimulus or greatest electrical charge?

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a. subsensory

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b. submotor (just below the level required to produce a muscle contraction)

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c. motor (muscle twitch)

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d. noxious or painful stimuli

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e. sensory (pins and needles sensation)

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d. noxious or painful stimuli

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Which of the following changes would promote a greater depth of penetration of an electrical signal ...

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