Randomised controlled trial: potential benefit of a footplate neuromuscular electrical stimulation device in patients with chronic venous disease. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2017; 53: 114-121.

Published: 1st March 2017

Authors: Ravikumar R, Williams KJ, Babbaer A, Lane TRA, Moore HM, Davies AH et al.


Twenty-two patients with varicose veins were randomly allocated the test, or a sham device for 30 min per day for six weeks. Various limb venous blood flow parameters were improved by the device, though disease-specific quality of life and limb volume were not affected significantly.

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