phonophoresis


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phonophoresis

 [fo″no-fo-re´sis]
the transdermal introduction of a topical agent into the body using mechanical energy supplied by ultrasound.

phonophoresis

[fō′nōfərē′sis]
a therapeutic technique in which ultrasound waves are used to force topical medicines, such as hydrocortisone, aspirin, and lidocaine, into subcutaneous tissues. Continuous phonophoresis for up to 10 minutes can drive a drug applied to the skin surface about 5 cm into muscle tissue. Because of the risk that the patient may be hypersensitive to the medication, the technique is used with caution.

pho·no·pho·re·sis

(fō'nō-fŏr-ē'sis)
Introduction of antiinflammatory drugs through the skin by the use of ultrasound.
See also: iontophoresis
[phono- + G. phorēsis, a carrying]

phonophoresis

ultrasonic energy used to facilitate absorption of drugs across the epidermal barrier.
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The efficacy of phonophoresis on electrophysiological studies of the patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Betamethasone injection, splint and exercise were applied to the first group (20 hands) and betamethasone phonophoresis, splint and exercise were applied to the second (20 hands) group.
Conclusion: At the end of the 3rd month, betamethasone injection and betamethasone phonophoresis combined with splinting and exercise treatment were equally effective in the management of CTS.
Phonophoresis requires the use of an ultrasonic coupling medium, which facilitates an efficient transfer of energy between the transducer and the skin surface.
Phonophoresis is a great tool to facilitate the absorption of oils, fat soluble vitamins, liposome products, emulsions and water soluble agents.
Infusion devices that don't use phonophoresis are incapable of dermal penetration, Shaya said, while Suffusion accomplishes what dermal infusion was meant to do: achieve topical penetration at the cellular level to stimulate collagen growth.
The Parisian Peel Suffusion System consists of: -- Elite Ultrasound -- An FDA-cleared, dual-frequency phonophoresis device that facilitates the penetration of the proprietary topical solution.
37] observed in their study that at the three-month follow-up, betamethasone injections and betamethasone phonophoresis combined with splinting and exercise were equally effective in the management of CTS.
Assessment of phonophoresis and iontophoresis in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.
When used for phonophoresis, Theta-Sound increases the permeability of the skin and its underlying tissue.
Comparison of ketoprofen phonophoresis with ketoprofen and lidocaine-prilocaine phonophoresis in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.