There's no plug or cord, but this bandage is electric. A new kind of healing for patients who have fun out of options.
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Tom White: I got wounded over in B17 Raid. I was the lead navigator our plane was hit. Female Speaker: Tom White has more than photographs and medals to mark his military days, ever since he was wounded in World War 2 he's been fighting a battle with war wounds that wouldn't heal. Tom White: They said I was caught between -- Female Speaker: Just it wouldn't seem like there were no other options a doctor recommended something new. Dr. Scott Sheftel: It looks like a regular bandage, but it doesn't act like a regular bandage. Female Speaker: When the bandage is moistened it activates zinc and silver elements on the surface creating a small electric current that penetrates the skin to stimulate healing, the patients don't feel anything. Dr. Scott Sheftel: It's a normal physiologic stimulus, when I given something that's going to shocky like a 0:00:50, we're recreating the bioelectric potential that's there. Female speaker: In clinical trials the bandage jump started healing relief pain and reduce the risk of infection in hundreds of patients with chronic hard to heal wounds. Dr. Scott Sheftel: It stimulates healing, it stimulates cellular migration and that's part of the healing process. Female Speaker: Thanks to the new bandage and some 0:01:13 from his wife. Toms wound has gone from this to this. Tom White: It's working. It's tough, it's been a year, but it's working. Female Speaker: Soon Tom hopes to be walking again. And that 90 year's young he is looking forward to many good years ahead. I'm 0:01:29 reporting