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Section: Wounds

Evidence-Based Incorporation of Low-frequency Ultrasound into the Practice of Wound Care

Thomas Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA

Thomas Serena, MD discusses the importance of biofilms in chronic wounds and how they impede wound healing. Dr Serena also reviews the mechanisms of action of low-frequency and how they impede wound healing as well as help implement technology to effectively treat bacterial biofilms in chronic wounds.

Goals and Objectives
  1. Review the importance of biofilms in chronic wounds and how they impede wound healing
  2. Review the mechanisms of action of low-frequency ultrasound in wound healing
  3. Compose a plan to implement technology to effectively treat bacterial biofilms in chronic wounds
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    Thomas Serena has disclosed to be a consultant/advisor for Smith and Nephew, MolecuLight, Organogenesis, Mego Aflec/lympha Press USA, Molnlycke Health Care, Rogers Sciences, Integra, RedDress, Cardiovascular Biotherapeutics and Tissue Therapeutics.

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