Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound may not be clinically beneficial for clavicle fractures
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in fresh clavicle fractures: a multi-centre double blind randomised controlled trialInjury. 2008 Dec;39(12):1444-52. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2008.04.004. Epub 2008 Jul 25.
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120 patients who were treated non-operatively for a diaphyseal fracture of the clavicle were randomized to undergo 28 days of either an active or sham treatment of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS), to determine whether LIPUS has an effect on clinical outcomes in this population. Results indicated that LIPUS had no clinical effect on patients\\\' subjective perceptions of fracture healing, p...
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