• The burned area will produce a thin layer of new skin after the first WMCS treatment, prior to the application of a primary dressing. Thus the area will be less painful in event of contact.
  • A single permeable dressing is applied after first treatment. There is no need for subsequent painful dressing changes.
  • The patient will be pain free much faster. Typically the administration of pain medication can cease after only 1-2 days. High patient comfort.
  • Avoidance or minimization of the need for skin grafts.
  • With daily WMCS treatments initiated from the day of injury, healing time is normally 5-10 days depending on the degree of the burn.
  • Patients will be able to leave hospital faster, significant cost saving.

Longer-term effects include less scaring and improved pigmentation of the healed skin.


Pioneering work with WMCS treatment for burns with very positive results have been done and published by among others A. Limbourg and H.O. Rennekampff at Hannover Medical School in Germany.

Sample publications from various specialists related to WMCS treatment for Burns:

  • Tenenhaus M., Rennekampff H-O. (2013) Surgical Advances in Burn and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. New and Emerging Technologies, plasticsurgery.theclinics.com
  • George Lagoumintzis, Sotirios Sideris, Manousos Kampouris, Constantinos Koutosjannis, Hans Oliver Rennekampff, Konstantinos Poulas. Wireless Micro Current Stimulation Technology Improves Firework Burn Healing, Clinical applications of WMCS technology 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare
  • A. Limbourg, P.M. Vogt, H.O. Rennekampff, Non-contact electrical stimulation in burn wound healing, Presentation of research at Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
  • V. F. Q. Firmalo, MD Plastic and reconstructive Surgery UERM memorial Hospital, Metro Manila. Wireless Microcurrent Stimulation – Pioneering Philippines Experience. Presentation at Asian Wound Congress in Singapore 2015
  • Defry Utama & Aditya Wardhana, Dr. Med at Burn Unit, Plastic Surgery Division, Cipto Mangunkusumo General National Hospital, Indonesia. The Effects of Wireless Micro Current Stimulation for Partial Thickness Burn Injury Treatment. Article in Jurnal Plastik Rekonstruksi, Vol 1, No 3, (April 2012) / In presentation format
  • A. Limbourg, K. Dastagir, R. Ipaktchi, PM Vogt: Wireless Microcurrent Stimulation (WMCS) of burns -influence on perfusion, epithelialization and germination – German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2017. Doc17dav10.1


Presently there is a blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized, prospective, single-centre study on paediatric deep dermal burns and scald injuries being performed at (and sponsored by) Paediatric Surgery, Kinder- und Jugendkrankenhaus auf der Bult in Hannover, Germany. Principal Investigator: MechthildSinnig, MD. Estimated study completion time: Q3 2019.

There is also a controlled, randomized, observer blinded, single centre and government (SingHealth) sponsored WMCS study performed on paediatric burns patients by KK Hospital in Singapore. Principal Investigator: Lim Jue Shuang Gale. Estimated completion time: Q4 2019.

Case Study from Virachaivej International Hospital Bangkok Thailand


The World Health Organization, WHO, estimates that globally there are;

  • about 11 million burn victims injured severely enough to require medical attention every year
  • about 265,000 deaths every year as a result of Burn injuries
  • Non-fatal burns are a leading cause of morbidity, including prolonged hospitalization, disfigurement and disability


WMCS is an exceptionally effective therapy for severe burns patients. A typical WMCS treatment plan for burns includes:

  • Gentle cleansing/debridement/shaving if needed.
  • First WMCS treatment to be done before primary dressing is applied. (Typically 1.5 μA for 45 min)
  • Apply primary dressing. (Typically a single permeable non-adherent tulle gras dressing like e.g. Jelonet™, Bactigras™ or Mepitel™)
  • Repeat WMCS treatment daily over the primary dressing until the wound is healed. There is no need to change the primary dressing !
  • Only remove the primary dressing when skin has healed.

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