This technique consists of introducing a needle, normally under ultrasound guidance, into the area to be treated and applying a galvanic direct current to it (cathode) to produce electrochemical changes in the target tissue (producing a non-thermal electrochemical ablation).
This technique can be used on muscular and tendon tissues and is widely used in tendon injuries. In these tissues, different areas are worked on, in the tendon, the technique will be applied to the paratendon area (superficial), the tendon core area (deep) and interface areas (adjacent tissues). In the muscle, there will be different zones in acute injuries (myotendinous, myoconnective and myaponeurotic junctions). For the correct localization of the aforementioned areas, the use of an ultrasound scanner is highly recommended. On the other hand, it is also highly recommended to see the effect of the treatment, as the gas produced by the current will appear around the needle that is administering the treatment in the form of a hyperechoic (white) cloud. The technique is performed by locating the area to be treated and placing the electrode in an area cranial to the point of insertion of the needle. Subsequently, the treatment is applied with an inversely proportional intensity and time, ranging from 0.2 to 6 mA and from a few seconds to several minutes, depending on the area and the patient being treated. Never do more than one session per week and it is advisable not to take NSAIDs or anti-inflammatory therapies during the inflammatory response phase.
* The device is available in APS serie
* Available in AE, BE i E series.