LIPUS does not expedite union or functional recovery following tibial fracture fixation
Re-evaluation of low intensity pulsed ultrasound in treatment of tibial fractures (TRUST): randomized clinical trialBMJ. 2016 Oct 25;355
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501 patients with a closed or open tibial shaft fracture were randomized to postoperative use of either therapeutic low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) or sham, daily, until fracture union. The purpose of this study was to compare functional recovery and the time to union between groups within a 52-week follow-up. Results demonstrated that postoperative use of LIPUS after tibial fracture fixat...
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