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Areas of Application

While there are several applications for the product, H&P has currently identified the following 7 areas of immediate application for its product.

Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are localized injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction. The cause of pressure ulcers is pressure applied to soft tissue so that blood flow to the soft tissue is completely or partially obstructed. Patients who are immobile are at highest risk of developing pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers can trigger other ailments, cause patients considerable suffering, and be expensive to treat. According to US Dept of Health and Human Services, the number of people affected by pressure ulcers in US is 2.5 million per year.

Treatment of pressure ulcers ranges from medical and local treatment to surgical intervention. H&P is planning to use non-thermal, pulsed, high frequency electro-magnetic energy to treat the pressure ulcers. The energy would be delivered via a flexible, programmable pad wrapped around the wound site over a disposable wound dressing. The pad would contain numerous cells, each of which could be programmed to a different frequency and field strength.

Diabetic Applications

People with diabetes often notice that their skin gets itchy, dry, and is easily injured. A person with diabetes may not even notice an injury until he or she already has an infection. Infections that are not healed quickly may lead to gangrened skin. This can lead to amputation. The hands and feet of people with diabetes are particularly susceptible to infection because blood circulation is poorest at the extremities. Preventing infections and taking proper care of wounds, cuts, scrapes, and bruises are critical for those with diabetes. According to National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, 18.8 million were diagnosed with diabetes in 2010. According to American Diabetes Association, 2–3% of persons with diabetes develop a foot ulcer annually, while the lifetime incidence rate is 15%.

Cosmetic Surgery

Post-operative pain may be experienced after breast augmentation surgery and other cosmetic surgeries despite advances in surgical techniques which minimize trauma. The use of pharmacologic analgesics and narcotics may have undesirable side effects that can add to patient morbidity. There have been studies such as ‘Evidence-based use of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in clinical plastic surgery’ which showed that pulsed electromagnetic field therapy can provide pain control, accelerate pain relief and minimize scarring. It also showed that plastic surgeons have at hand a powerful toll with no known side-effects for the adjunctive, noninvasive, non-pharmacologic management of post-operative pain and edema. The device characteristics provide for active lifestyle while healing and pain management. Specially shaped devices can take a form the patient can wear. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1.6 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in 2011 in the U.S.

Bone Fractures

Bone fractured healing is a specialized wound-healing response that leads to regeneration without scar restoring its own ability of mechanical loading. Fracture healing is a unique physiologic process in which bone repairs itself with the help of surrounding tissues and restores its own ability of mechanical loading.

Various studies have found that pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) have increased the rate of bone healing, suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membrane level to alleviate pain, and increasing range of motion. In the case of bone healing, PEMF uses electrical energy to direct a series of electromagnetic pulses through injured tissue whereby each electromagnetic pulse induces electrical signal that stimulates cell proliferation and cell repair. The value of PEMF therapy has been shown to cover a wide range of conditions, with well documented trials carried out by hospitals, rheumatologists, physiotherapists and neurologists. Our product can provide an additional benefit with the and faster bone growth and repair.

Soft Tissue & Pain Management

Soft tissue injuries include bumps and bruises and small tears of muscles or of ligaments and tendons near joints (minor sprains). These produce mild to moderate pain and swelling. The swelling can become discolored, turning purple after a day and becoming yellow or brown days later. However, they may also have a complete separation of bones that were attached within a joint, partial separation of bones that were attached within a joint, fracture, severe sprain or strain, or other severe injury. People with severe symptoms usually need medical care to determine the nature of the injury.

Of the various modalities of physical therapy, the application of pulsed magnetic field therapy has been reported to accelerate recovery from soft tissue injury. Implementation of the devices within various support bandages can offer continuous pharmacologic analgesics and narcotics free pain management and more rapid tissue repair. H&P Medical offers continuous and in-motion tissue repair and pain management. This can only lead to faster recovery of the injured tissue. “Healing while exercising” for injury prevention.

Other Applications

PEMF can be highly beneficial to serious athletes who are looking to get the most out of their body. By exposing muscles to pulsed electronic magnetic field (PEMF), natural chemicals are released that promote cells to recover, and rejuvenate. Whether it's a pulled hamstring, torn muscle or fractured bones, studies have proven PEMF therapy significantly reduces pain and inflammation while stimulating a faster recovery. Among the growing list of current users are professional basketball teams, world champion motorcycle riders and world-class cyclists. Several high-profile national swim teams, track and field stars, and Olympic athletes are using PEMF technology as an integral part of their training and recovery regiment. Additionally, users have come to rely on PEMF sessions to combat common side effects of strenuous exercise, including; Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), chronic fatigue, and strained or injured muscles and joints.

Laser output, RF and DC current provided by the pad are the base for rejuvenation and surgery free face lift applications and many other such as current assisted medication delivery, wound and body disinfection, other.

 

About H&P Medical Research Inc,

H&P Medical Research, Inc. is a privately held medical technology company focused on developing and marketing proprietary technology and products for use in wound healing, pain management and tissue repair.

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