12 February 2021
Technique that consists of introducing one needle, usually by medical ultrasound monitoring, in 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).
Where is this technique applied?
This technique can be used in muscle and tendinous tissues, being widely used in tendinous injuries. In these tissues different areas are treated, in tendon the technique is taken to paratendon area (superficial), core zone (deep) and interface areas (adjacent tissues). In muscle, there are different areas in acute injuries (myotendinous, myoconnective and myoaponeurotic junctions). For the correct localization of aforementioned areas, it is highly recommended to use a medical ultrasound. On the other hand, it is also highly recommended to see the effect of treatment, since the gas produced appears around the needle that is administering the treatment in form of a hyperechoic (white) cloud. The technique is carried out identifying the area to be treated and placing the electrode to cranial zone, close to the insertion area.
Subsequently, the treatment is applied with an inversely proportional intensity and time, ranging from 0,2 to 6 mA and a few seconds to various minutes, depending on the patient and zone being treated. Never perform more than one session a week and it is advisable not to take NSAIDs or carry out anti-inflammatory therapies during the inflammatory response phase.
* The device is available in APS serie
* Available in AE, BE i E series.