Electrostimulation of Immobile Vocal Cord – Modification of the Method


Authors: J. Traboulsi 1;  V. Štípková 2;  M. Perničková 2;  T. Vaverková 2;  J. Astl 1
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení ORL a chirurgie hlavy a krku, Nemocnice Na Homolce, Praha 1;  Oddělení rehabilitační a fyzikální medicíny, Nemocnice Na Homolce, Praha 2
Published in: Otorinolaryng. a Foniat. /Prague/, 62, 2013, No. 4, pp. 198-200.
Category: Original Papers

Overview

Electrotherapy is a component of physical therapy, where the therapeutic influence of various forms of electric energy is used. Impulse therapy is a part of electrotherapy, which makes use of therapeutic effects of precisely shaped current impulses. Since 2010 we included this method as a supplement in the therapy of patients with iatrogenic and idiopathic paresis of vocal cord. We made an attempt to modify the method in a way that would suit to our conditions and, at the same time, to reach maximum possible therapeutic effect. According to our experience the method can be considered as a suitable supplement of therapy in the above mentioned group of patients. It appears to be optimally used in connection with vocal cords therapy. The method is well tolerated by patients and significantly participates in the psychological component of therapy.

Keywords:
electrotherapy, impulse therapy, iatrogenic and idiopathic paresis of vocal cord


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