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Background : Chronic leg ulcers occur in 1% of the adult population with considerable associated morbidi­ty and tend to follow a chronic course of recurrent healing and breakdown. Venous insufficiency is the common­est cause of chronic leg ulcers in the community, but vasculitic ulcers are known to be more resistant to treat­ment and also more painful than ul­cers of other aetiologies. A proportion of leg ulcers will heal on conservative treatment, those which do not re­spond cause considerable distress. Many modalities have been used for conservative treatment of leg ulcers and pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) was used for wound healing as it has a number of well-documented physiological effects on cells and tissues. Patients and methods : A total of 4B patients with 53 resistant venous and vasculitic leg ulcers unresponsive to medical treatment were enrolled in this study. The patients were random­ly divided into control group who re­ceived standard wound care and ac­tive (study) group who received standard wound care plus active (PEMF) therapy 3 days per week for 12 weeks for a total of 36 sessions. Ulcer size, appearance of the ulcer and surrounding skin,

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