Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2009     Vol 34     No 1
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      UDK 616.1-085.8

ISSN 0350-2899, 34(2009) 1 pp.67-70


Physical Therapy in Vascular Patients
(Fizikalna terapija vaskularnih bolesnika)

Dragica Rondović, Rade Kostić



      Summary: Vascular disease caused by atherosclerotic disease with chronic artery insufficiency and by chronic vein disease with chronic vein insufficiency, poses a great medical problem in clinical practice, and along with the progression of changes it leads to high invalidity degree and creates a social and economical problem. Physical treatment in patients with vascular diseases includes the application of vacusac, vasculator, magnet, electrical and dosed kinetic therapy, laser, HBOT, termomineral water of indifferent temperature. The effects of physical therapy in the improvement and development of collateral flow in arterial insufficiency and the effects in the improvement of vein drainage in vein insufficiency are objectified echosonographically, Doppler sonographically, by claudicational interval and clinical inspection of patients with extended claudicational interval and the increase of Doppler indexes, and the improvement of clinical state. In patients with chronic vein insufficiency treated with physical therapy by vein drainage improvement, there was edema reduction, trophic improvement, hyperpigmentaion reduction, and reduction in dermatophlebosclerotic changes, pain reduction and an easy leg effect with an easy step.
Key words: physical therapy, vascular disease, chronic artery insufficiency, chronic vein insufficiency

Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku
Note: full text in Serbian

      Contact address:
Dragica Rondović
Specijalna bolnica za rehabilitaciju GAMZIGRAD
Gamzigradska Banja
Banjski trg 12
Paper received: 31.03.2009.
Paper accepted: 08.04.2009.
Published online: 21.05.2009.
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