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Chapter 3: The Role of Therapeutic Modalities in Wound Healing

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

a. True

b. False

b. False

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

a. True

b. False

a. True

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?

a. pneumatic compression

b. laser

c. noncontact, nonthermal ultrasound (MIST)

d. hydrotherapy

e. UVC

a. pneumatic compression

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

a. electrical stimulation

b. laser

c. noncontact, nonthermal ultrasound (MIST)

d. hydrotherapy

e. UVC

c. noncontact, nonthermal ultrasound (MIST)

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

a. negative pressure therapy

b. hyperbaric oxygen therapy

c. therapeutic ultrasound

d. electrical stimulation

e. laser therapy

d. electrical stimulation

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

a. subsensory

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

c. motor (muscle twitch)

d. noxious or painful stimuli

e. sensory (pins and needles sensation)

d. noxious or painful stimuli

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

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