Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound elicits faster bone healing after forearm osteotomy
Effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on bone healing at osteotomy sites after forearm bone shorteningJ Hand Surg Am. 2013 Mar;38(3):498-503. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.11.032. Epub 2013 Feb 1
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27 patients requiring forearm osteotomy (ulnar shortening or radial shortening osteotomy) were randomized to determine the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on bone healing following surgery. Patients were allocated to groups of either postoperative LIPUS therapy or no LIPUS therapy, and were followed-up for up to 24 weeks. Main outcome was radiographic determined bone healing, alo...
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