Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulceras Using Technology with A C-Boot Device

Rut Delgado Hernando1 and Jesus Rodriguez Lastra2*

1Podologyst, Clinica Del Pie Leioa Bizkaia Spain

2Physiologyst Universidad De Carabobo Valencia Venezuela, South America

*Corresponding Author: Jesus Rodriguez Lastra, Physiologyst Universidad De Carabobo Valencia Venezuela, South America.

Received: December 10, 2019; Published: January 06, 2020


Introduction: It is known that the application of Radiofrequency in wounds, improves vascularization and oxygenation of tissues, it has also been shown to increase the Epidermal and Vascular Growth Factors. It is known to be a safe and well tolerated treatment by the patient. In order to know the effect of this treatment on the Diabetic Foot Ulcers, this study was carried out, incorporating a C-Boot, designed to apply the radiofrequency treatment with a C 100 CAPENERGY for application in the foot ulcers.

Methodology: Four patients were treated with one or several ulcers where 10 minutes of capacitive electrode treatment was first applied in the area of the ulcer at a power of 50% of that delivered by the team. Then it was applied 20 minutes using the C-Boot with active and passive plate. The treatment was applied once a week. Ecosonography was performed to evaluate subcutaneous edema and a Visual Analogue Pain Scale.

Results: All patients noticed a decrease in the symptoms of edema and a decrease in pain from the first weeks, at the end of the treatment the ulcers were closed, improving the quality of life of these patients.

Conclusions: The application of Tecarterapia with the use of C-Boot has proven to be an effective treatment for the treatment of ulcer in the Diabetic Foot.

Keywords: Treatment; Technology; boot



  1. Mustoe TA., et al. “International clinical recommendations on scar management”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 110 (2002): 560-571.
  2. Levenson SM., et al. “The healing of rat skin wounds”. Annals of Surgery 161 (1965): 293-308.
  3. Roten SV., et al. “Elastic fibers in scar tissue”. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 23 (1996): 37-42.
  4. Mani R., et al. “Chronic wound healing. Clinical measurement and basic science”. New York: WB Saunders (1999).
  5. Bollinger A., et al. “Microvascular changes in venous disease: an update”. Angiology 48 (1997): 27-32.
  6. Browse NL and Burnard KG. “The cause of venous ulceration”. Lancet (1982): 243-245.
  7. Cheatle TR., et al. “The pathogenesis of skin damage in venous disease: a review”. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 5 (1991):115-123.
  8. Coleridge Smith PD., et al. “Causes of venous ulceration: a new hypothesis”. British Medical Journal 296 (1988): 1726-1727.
  9. Coleridge Smith PD. “The microcirculation in venous hypertension”. Cardiovascular Research 32 (1996): 789-795.
  10. Falanga V and Eaglstein WH. “The trap hypothesis of venous ulceration”. Lancet 341 (1993): 1006-1008.
  11. Second European Consensus Document on Chronic Critical Leg Ischemia. Circulation 84.4 (1991):1-25.
  12. Mathur RK., et al. “Low-level laser therapy as an adjunct to conventional therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers”. Lasers in Medical Science 32.2 (2017): 275-282.
  13. Morishita K., et al. “Effects of therapeutic ultrasound on intramuscular blood circulation and oxygen dynamics”. Journal of the Japanese Physical Therapy Association 17 (2014): 1-7.
  14. Yokota Y., et al. “Effect of Capacitive and Resistive Electric Transfer on Tissue Temperature, Muscle Flexibility, and Blood Circulation”. Journal of Novel Physiotherapies 7 (2017): 325. 
  15. Karasuno H., et al. “Change in intramuscular blood volume induced by continuous shortwave diathermy”. The Journal of Physical Therapy Science 17 (2005): 71-79.
  16. Crockford GW., et al. “Thermal vasomotor responses in human skin mediated by local mechanisms”. The Journal of Physiology 161 (1962): 10-20.
  17. Kellogg DL Jr., et al. “Role of nitric oxide in the vascular effects of local warming of the skin in humans”. Journal of Applied Physiology 86 (1999): 1185-1190.
  18. Okada K., et al. “The influence of hot pack therapy on the blood flow in masseter muscles”. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 32 (2005): 480-486.
  19. Cossarizza A., et al. “Exposure to low frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields increases interleukin-1 and interleukin-6 production by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells”. Experimental Cell Research 204 (1993): 385-387.
  20. Matos MA and Cicerone MT. “Alternating current electric field effects on neural stem cell viability and differentiation”. Biotechnology Progress 26 (2010): 664-670.
  21. Meyer PF., et al. “Radiofrequency treatment induces fibroblast growth factor 2 expression and subsequently promotes neocollagenesis and neoangiogenesis in the skin tissue”. Lasers in Medical Science 32.8 (2017):1727-1736.
  22. Reips U and Funke F. “Interval level measurement with visual analogue scales in Internet-based research: VAS Generator”. Behavior Research Methods 40 (2008): 699-704.
  23. Villeco JP. “Edema: a silent but important factor”. Journal of Hand Therapy 25 (2012): 153-161.
  24. Tsuchido T., et al. “Destruction of the outer membrane permeability barrier of Escherichia coli by heat treatment”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 50 (1985): 298-303.
  25. Walleczek J. “Electromagnetic field effects on cells of the immune system: the role of calcium signalling”. The FASEB Journal 6 (1992): 3177-3185.
  26. Pockley AG and Henderson B. “Extracellular cell stress (heat shock) proteins-immune responses and disease: an overview”. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 373.1738 (2018): 20160522.
  27. Galiano RD., et al. “Topical vascular endothelial growth factor accelerates diabetic wound healing through increased angiogenesis and by mobilizing and recruiting bone marrow-derived cells”. The American Journal of Pathology 164 (2004): 1935-1947.
  28. Cañedo-Dorantes L., et al. “Healing of chronic arterial and venous leg ulcers through systemic effects of electromagnetic fields [corrected]”. Archives of Medical Research 33.3 (2002):281-289.
  29. Kloth LC., et al. “Effect of pulsed radio frequency stimulation on wound healing: a double-blind pilot study”. In: Bersani F, ed. Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine. New York: Academic/Plenum (1999): 875-878.
  30. Haik YV and Pai CJ. “Chen Apparent viscosity of human blood in a high static magnetic field”. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 225 (2001): 180-186.
  31. Ichioka S., et al. “Ueno High intensity static magnetic fields modulate skin microcirculation and temperature in vivo”. Bioelectromagnetics 21 (2000): 183-188.
  32. Tang CL., et al. “Green and facile fabrication of silver nanoparticles loaded activated carbon fibers with long-lasting antibacterial activity”. RSC Adv 4 (2014): 523-530.
  33. Kim JS., et al. “Anti-microbial effects of silver nanoparticles”. Nanomedicine 3 (2007): 95-101.
  34. Shin KS., et al. “Novel fabrication and catalytic application of poly(ethylenimine)-stabilized gold-silver alloy nanoparticles”. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14 (2012): 3.
  35. Hebeish A., et al. “El-Naggar ME Antimicrobial wound dressing and anti-inflammatory efficacy of silver nanoparticles”. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 65 (2014): 509-515.
  36. Mackowiak PA. “Direct effects of hyperthermia on pathogenic microorganisms: teleologic implications with regard to fever”. Reviews of Infectious Diseases 3 (1981): 508-520.


Citation: Rut Delgado Hernando and Jesus Rodriguez Lastra. “Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulceras Using Technology with A C-Boot Device". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.2 (2020): 47-53.


Acceptance rate30%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
Impact Factor1.403

Indexed In

News and Events

  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is May 30, 2024.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of "Best Article of the Issue"
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.

Contact US