WOUND HEALING / ULCERATIONS
VENOUS STASIS ULCER
A 94 year old female who presented with a venous stasis ulcer approx 2.2 cm x .6 cm located on her left shin, mid lower leg. She also had diminished ankle range of motion, with a total available range of 27 degrees. Initial Treadwell® System engagement was limited to 200-300 treds/day. The number of daily repetitions increased steadily as her ankle range of motion improved to over 40 degrees of motion. Concurrently her left ankle strength was improving from a grade of poor to a grade of fair in less than 2 months. No other range of motion or strengthening interventions were utilized during her therapy period.
Her vascular surgeon was skeptical that her ulcer would heal due to her overall status, but deemed her not to be a surgical candidate.
The ulceration reduced to 1.4 cm x .4 cm within two weeks, and was completely healed after 10 weeks of using Treadwell’s protocol for treating venous stasis ulcers.