Possibilities of physical medicine in the treatment of wound of tarsal joint
The treatment of wounds that are hard to heal still poses a serious interdisciplinary medical and sociological problem. Intense development of methods belonging to physical medicine has been noted recently. The paper presents beneficial results of treatment of a 69-year-old female patient with persisting chronic wound in the right lower limb, as consequence of a surgery of tarsal joint (arthrodesis). In the treatment, variable magnetic fields and light therapy (ledtherapy) procedures were applied for 17 weeks, leading to complete healing of the surgical wound. These are treatment methods which in many cases allow a reduction of treatment time and positively influence life quality of patients undergoing treatment. The above applies to illnesses and injuries of locomotor system, diseases affecting soft tissues, as well as chronic wounds. The applied physiotherapeutic method contributed to complete healing of the lesion, abolishment of the ailments suffered, as well as improved life quality of the treated female patient.
Keywords: chronic woundsmagnetic fieldslight therapyrehabilitation