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Photobiomodulation in diabetic wound healing: A review of red and near-infrared wavelength applications

By a2b001
November 7, 2021
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Abstract

The development of a painless, non-invasive, and faster way to diabetic wound healing is at the forefront of research. The complexity associated with diabetic wounds makes it a cause for concern amongst diabetic patients and the world at large. Irradiation of cells generates a photobiomodulatory response on cells and tissues, directly causing alteration of cellular processes and inducing diabetic wound repair. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) using red and near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths is being considered as a promising technique for speeding up the rate of diabetic wound healing, eradication of pain and reduction of inflammation through the alteration of diverse cellular and molecular processes. This review presents the extent to which the potential of red and NIR wavelengths have been harnessed in Photobiomodulation therapy for diabetic wound healing.

Conclusion: Photobiomodulation therapy can be effectively used as a treatment mode for neuroischaemic diabetes ulcers in patients with type 2 diabetes. Graded mobilisation with focused foot care could improve the function of people living with type 2 diabetes with a chronic diabetes foot ulcers.

Source Wiley Online Library

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