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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #10540
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Outcomes of distraction osteogenesis unaltered by low intensity pulsed ultrasound therapy


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on distraction osteogenesis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

J Orthop Surg Res. 2018 Aug 17;13(1):205. doi: 10.1186/s13018-018-0907-x

Contributing Authors: Y Wang Z Li P Tang H Lv S Lou

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Synopsis

Seven randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in this meta-analysis which sought to investigate the effect of low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on healing and complications in distraction osteogenesis treatment. Pooled analyses demonstrated no significant differences between LIPUS groups and sham/control intervention groups on the bone healing index measure, the incidence of pin tr...

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