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Foot Ankle Clin. 2005 Dec;10(4):595-608, vii.

Pulsed low-intensity ultrasound for fracture healing.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. parvj@aol.com

Abstract

A large body of evidence confirms the stimulatory effect of pulsed low-intensity ultrasound on fresh fractures, nonunions, and other osseous defects such as osteotomies. This article presents the findings of some of these studies and briefly discusses our current understanding of its molecular mechanisms.

PMID:
16297821
DOI:
10.1016/j.fcl.2005.06.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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