Treatment of Soft-tissue Injuries by Pulsed Electrical EnergyBr Med J 1972; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5808.269 (Published 29 April 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;2:269
- D. H. Wilson
Twenty pairs of patients matched for sex, age, weight, and degree of trauma were treated either with an active Diapulse machine emitting pulsed, high-frequency electrical energy or with a non-active placebo machine. They were examined for swelling, pain, and disability before treatment and after three days under double-blind conditions. The results show that the pulsed, high-frequency electrical treatment has a definite biological effect on recently injured soft tissues, especially in the reduction of pain and disability.