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What are the dangers if any for i.F.C treatment? Who should or shouldn't have it done?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Contraindications

Ifc should be avoided on individuals with pacemakers & near the low back or abdomen of pregnant women.
This modality should be avoided where there is any possible risk of tumor metastasis. Arterial ds & DVT may have increased risk of emboli; current may increase infected areas; large open wounds may concentrate the current & distort the if field; ifc may worsen skin conditions in treated area.

In brief: Contraindications

Ifc should be avoided on individuals with pacemakers & near the low back or abdomen of pregnant women.
This modality should be avoided where there is any possible risk of tumor metastasis. Arterial ds & DVT may have increased risk of emboli; current may increase infected areas; large open wounds may concentrate the current & distort the if field; ifc may worsen skin conditions in treated area.
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