Effect of Combining Vacuum Massage and Shock Wave Therapy on the Post Burn Scar

Mahmoud Elshazly, Abdelrazak A. Ahmed, Mohammed Ali Sarhan
2021 International Journal of Current Research and Review  
Post burns hypertrophic scar is the most serious problem with the burned patient. There are different physical therapy modalities used in the rehabilitation of post-burn scars as pressure therapy, splinting stretching exercises, mechanical massage, and shock wave therapy. Aim: our study was applied to detect the efficacy of combining treatment vacuum massage and shockwave on the post-burn scar. Methods: Forty patients with post-burn scars, age 20-40 years old randomly divided into 2 groups.
more » ... y group (group A) received manual physical therapy program in addition to combining therapy of shockwave and vacuum massage 3 times per week for 4 weeks, control group (group B) received manual physical therapy program) plus shockwave therapy, 3 times per week for 4 weeks. Results: Skin thickness and VSS decreased significantly in both groups after treatment compared with before treatment but the per cent of decreasing of skin thickness and VSS in group A (44.25 and 46.45% respectively) was more than in group B (23.98 and 29.41% respectively). Conclusion: Shock wave treatment has a positive effect on the post-burn scar treatment but the positivity increase if combined with vacuum therapy.
doi:10.31782/ijcrr.2021.132214 fatcat:jraf5dlgfrgwnmlxhnddtyqt2u