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Investigation of the effectiveness of dry needle therapy in pressure ulcers
Aims: This study aims to show whether dry needle therapy is effective in the treatment of pressure ulcers in patients who have developed ulcers anywhere on their body for any reason.
Methods: Thirty individuals (16 females, 14 males) with pressure ulcer were included in the study and a total of 6 sessions of dry needle therapy were applied to each individual with a one-day break. Before and after the application, circumference-diameter measurements of the wounds and staging according to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel scale were made and recorded with photographs.
Results: While the average wound diameter before the application was 3.97±2.11, it was determined as 3.21±1.77 after the dry needle treatment (p<0.001). While the wound stage (med[IQR]) before application was 2 [1.75-3], it was determined as 2 [1-3] after application (p: 0.003).
Conclusion: Dry needling treatment applied in pressure ulcers was effective in healing the wound and that studies should be conducted on wounds other than pressure sores.

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